Pet Easter Dangers
It occurred to me a roundup blog post made the most sense to put important information about Easter dangers for pets in one, easy-to-find location. I’m sure most dog and cat lovers know the basics. But this way, if y’all need to share information with new pet adopters, you’ll have one link. What do you think?
This includes all the must knows about Easter lilies pet danger, Easter candy dangers like chocolate poisoning, and even concerns about Easter bunnies. Read on!
Easter lilies appear in yards, churches, nurseries, and even local flower aisles at the grocery story each spring, right in time for Easter. While the blooms look lovely and represent a wonderful Christian holiday to many folks, the plants are dangerous to pets. They are especially toxic to cats, and can kill your feline. She doesn’t even need to eat the plant–just drink water from the vase, or clean her claws after paw-scratching to play with the plant can cause problems. Learn more about Easter dangers from lilies in this post.
DOG CHOCOLATE DANGER
Dog chocolate danger happens year-round, but most especially during seasonal holidays. Chocolate Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, and all kinds of chocolate indulgence fill kid’s Easter baskets with sweet treats. And while cats don’t tend to have a sweet tooth, dogs do. If your pooch finds the kid’s Easter candy first, you’ll be in for a long day of potential doggy diarrhea and vomiting (or worse!). Learn more about Easter candy danger to dogs in this post.
DANGER TO BUNNIESKNOW THE RABBIT FACTS
Bunny rabbits, especially baby bunnies, rank way up there on the cute factor. When Easter rolls around, all too often well-meaning folks want to “gift” living creatures to children. Now, a pet rabbit can be a delightful companion. But baby bunnies grow up, have specific needs, and aren’t disposable. Hey, I know you know that–or you wouldn’t be reading my blog! But other folks may give in to impulse, so here’s an article to help prepare the future bunny rabbit owner with what to expect.
Okay, y’all, what other Easter challenges have you faced? What else should be included in this round-up, do tell!
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Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified cat & dog behavior consultant, a consultant to the pet industry, and the award-winning author of 35+ pet-centric books and Thrillers with Bite! Oh, and she loves bling!
HELP Our 4.5 month old pug is WILD. We are working with her on manners, but she is so hyperactive. She goes outside and runs like the wind. I have her on a leash, and we walk a bit but she loves just running in her fenced in yard, How do we calm her down?
Pugs are lovely dogs! At 4.5 months, you’re still dealing with puppy antics, and the “Zoomies.” Many dogs (and cats) do this high-energy running around. Thank goodness you have a safe, fenced enclosure for her to zoom. As she matures, she’ll calm down quite a bit, as the majority of adult Pugs exhibit moderate energy levels. Be thankful, too–dogs that exercise more tend to be much healthier. *s* Be sure to let her run out all the high energy prior to bedtime, for calmer evenings. Pugs can be a challenge to train, but getting her to use her brain-power can also help reduce whirling racy behavior. Why not teach her to come when called … as fast as she can … and reward with a favorite toy or treat? Give the “zooms” a purpose and legal outlet to help you both!