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Easter With Fido
April 1, 2021

Easter is coming up quick! It’s always nice to welcome spring back with colorful traditions and a delicious feast. Just take care to keep your canine companion safe! Read on as a Lewisville, TX vet offers some Easter care for dogs.


K  eep Candies Out Of Paws Reach

Those chocolate Easter bunnies are very dangerous for Fido. Chocolate is extremely poisonous to Man’s Best Friend. It contains a substance called theobromine, which dogs can’t metabolize. Keep those sweets away from your canine pal. Smaller candies are also a concern. Many of these contain not only chocolate, but other things that are toxic to dogs, such as xylitol, raisins, and nuts. The sugar and fat isn’t great for Fido either. Plus, hard candies and candy wrappers can choke playful pups.


Be Careful With Decorations

Plastic eggs and bunnies, garlands, and the fake grass you find in Easter egg baskets are all hazardous to dogs. Keep these things in spots your four-legged friend can’t reach!


Meal

Are you hosting an Easter dinner? Take care with what you share with your dog. Ham isn’t a great option for Man’s Best Friend. Many other main dishes, such as roast beef and turkey, are okay. Just don’t give Fido any bones, especially cooked bones. Other unsafe foods include pitted fruits; grapes, currants, and raisins; avocado; caffeine; alcohol; chocolate; and anything flavored with garlic, onions, scallions, or chives. Ask your vet for more information. 


Bouquets

Keep that pretty centerpiece away from your furry buddy! Many pretty flowers, such as tulips and daffodils, are toxic to dogs. The ASPCA has more information on this here .


Eggs

Eggs aren’t the biggest concern for dog owners: they are actually quite healthy for Fido. However, if you boil eggs for an Easter egg hunt, make sure that they all get collected. Boiled eggs spoil quickly. This won’t make them any less appealing to your fuzzy buddy, but they might make him sick.


Stuffed Bunnies

Stuffed Easter bunnies make really cute gifts. These will definitely attract your canine buddy’s attention. However, many stuffed animals have small parts that present choking hazards to Man’s Best Friend. Get Fido his own toy, something that’s a bit safer for him. Or, dog-proof a plushie by removing the eyes and any other small parts, and sewing the holes closed.


Hoppy Easter! Please feel free to contact us, your Lewisville, TX pet hospital, anytime! 

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