As the Easter bunny gears up for another busy night of delivering eggs to all the children around the globe, Pet Insurance Australia is reminding all pet lovers that Easter can spell disaster to an unsuspecting dog or cat.

Easter Dangers - Chocolates & Lillies - Nadia Crighton

With the main ingredients of Easter celebrations being chocolate it’s a good idea to remind the children and the older chocolate lovers that this delectable treat needs to be kept out of reach from the family pet. In 2016 over 1000 pets were treated for Theobromine/Chocolate poisoning.

Hiding a box of chocolates behind the couch cushion won’t suffice for a curious hound - dogs are master scavengers will go to no end to find the hidden chocolates that can lead to a very sick dog.

PIA is also advising pet owners to be careful with flowers.

If your lovely Easter bouquet contains lilies it is vital you remove them or showcase them in an area your pet cannot access. Lilies are highly toxic to cats and dogs and can cause adverse reactions that can lead to death.

 

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