Keep Your Dogs Away from Easter and Passover Hazards!
With Easter just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to enjoying time with family and friends and indulging in delicious treats. But as we’re celebrating, it’s important to keep our furry friends safe by avoiding any potential hazards. Let’s take a look at some of the things that can be hazardous for dogs during Easter and Passover.
Chocolate - Chocolate can be toxic for dogs, so it's best to keep all chocolate away from them. Dark chocolate is especially dangerous because it contains more cocoa than milk or white chocolate. If your dog does ingest chocolate, it's important to monitor them closely for signs of poisoning such as vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, or seizures. If you see any of these symptoms after your dog has eaten chocolate, contact your vet immediately.
Raisins - Raisins are a common ingredient in many Easter desserts such as cakes and cookies, but they can be poisonous for dogs if ingested in large quantities. Eating raisins can lead to renal failure in dogs due to their high levels of oxalates which cause crystals in their kidneys. The exact amount that is toxic for dogs is unknown but even small amounts should be avoided since there have been cases where smaller amounts have caused kidney failure in some pets.
Alcohol - Alcoholic drinks may not seem like a likely hazard during the holidays but you should always be aware of what your pup may get into when unsupervised! Alcohol poisoning can occur very quickly in pets so if you think your pet has consumed alcohol make sure you call your vet right away. Symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, disorientation, difficulty breathing, and even coma or death if left untreated.
As pet owners it's important to stay vigilant throughout the holiday season and make sure our furry friends stay safe by avoiding these common hazards during Easter and Passover celebrations. Always make sure that dangerous foods are kept out of reach and remember to monitor your pet when they're around potentially harmful items like alcohol or cleaning supplies so that everyone has an enjoyable and safe holiday season! Happy Easter!