How to keep your pets safe when celebrating

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is reminding pet owners to be careful with their furry friends this Easter.

The humane society provided a list of 10 dangers to be aware of when celebrating.

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  • Chocolate– Symptoms of chocolate poisoning in dogs include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, tremors, seizures, and even heart problems.

  • Flowers & Bulbs- Lilies, daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths can cause drooling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even heart problems if ingested by pets.

  • Hot Cross Buns- Raisins, sultanas, and currants commonly found in these buns can lead to kidney failure in dogs.

  • Easter Grass- If ingested, this grass could potentially cause intestinal blockages or get tangled around your pet’s tongue.

  • Sugar-Free Sweets- Xylitol, a synthetic sweetener found in a lot of sugar-free treats, can be toxic to both cats and dogs.

  • Easter Dinner- Rich and fatty foods can lead to gastrointestinal upset and even pancreatitis in pets. Stick to pet-friendly vegetables and avoid seasoning.

  • Macadamia Nuts- When consumed, your pet may experience vomiting, a lack of coordination, weakness, depression or hyperthermia.

  • Blue Cheese- . Some dogs may be allergic to compounds found in these cheeses. Keep your pets away from blue cheeses such as stilton, gorgonzola and Roquefort.

  • Simnel Cake- Packed with dried fruit and spices, this traditional Easter cake can upset your pet’s stomach and leave them feeling unwell.

  • Grapes- Raisins, sultanas, currants, and grapes are all toxic to pets. Even a small quantity can lead to severe kidney failure in dogs.

You can read more about how to keep your pets safe here.

By hadem