Easter is a Christian festival celebrated by the Christian community across the world. On this day, Christians celebrate the resurrection of their Lord Jesus.
Christians worldwide strongly believe that Jesus was the son of God, ancepted death for everyone’s evil deeds, and was revived to life exactly three days after his death. They celebrate this special occasion as a new beginning.
As part of this festival, people have fun times with their families. Chocolates are used as Easter giveaways, while people also present eggs as a symbol of new commencement.
While your family is celebrating this event, you must also care for your cats and dogs. Make sure they stay happy and healthy with a few of the following precautionary measures.
Easter Lilly and Dogs
Flowers, especially lilies, are an important part of the Easter celebration. They symbolise purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life. All these values signify a spiritual sense of Easter. People use flowers to demonstrate love and gratitude.
However, it should be acknowledged that there are some spring plants that are not pet-friendly and may cause serious medical issues. One of these flowers is a lily. Lilies and plants related to this family are highly toxic for cats and dogs. If your dog swallows its bulbs, it might lead to vomiting and exhaustion. If untreated timely, it may result in renal failure and death.
Plastic Easter Grass
Artificial plastic grass is commonly used to decorate Easter eggs and chocolate baskets. However, do special care if you have dogs at your home. Make sure it is out of reach of your dogs and cats. This is because the plastic in this artificial grass is non-digestible. It can stick in the intestines leading to intestinal blockages. It is also possible for your dog to ingest other decorative materials like ribbons, bows and streamers, and even ribbons and bows can tie around their neck. Be very careful and keep your Easter basket away from your dog. If you suspect that your dog has ingested something harmful, immediately contact your veterinarian.
Easter Chocolates and Candles
Chocolates and candies are essential and foremost part of Easter. It is used as giveaways, and children use it with frequency. However, chocolates are equally harmful to dogs. Almost all chocolates, including white chocolate, milk chocolate, instant cocoa, and baking chocolate, have negative implications for dogs. Secondly, many chocolates contain caffeine and theobromine, which are hazardous for dogs.Similarly, candies have a sufficient artificial content called “xylitol”. This content is very dangerous for dogs, and if ingested, it can cause vomiting and loss of coordination. If untreated, it can lead to liver failure.
Easter Eggs and dogs
Eggs are an important component of the Easter celebration. It is presented on this special occasion as it symbolises a new beginning. It needs to be noted that Easter Eggs can be fatal for your dog. In extreme cases, it may result in a painful death.
While Easter is a joyful occasion for you and your family, be very careful handling your pets to avoid an intolerable situation. So please don’t kill your pet with kindness this Easter.
Hot cross buns and dogs
These delicious buns are dangerous for dogs. The reason is that they contain dried fruit, such as raisins which can be lethal for your dog. Therefore, you mustn’t give your dog a hot cross bun and ensure they are kept well out of reach of your pets.
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