Family pets can often feel a little out of sorts over festive seasons. Oftenthere are disruptions to their ordinary routines, visitors coming and going,parties, households filled with loud humans laughing and talking, andcelebrations with lots of tempting human food … the list goes on!

In addition to these things, each festive season comes with some other dangersfor our pets that we need to be aware of. Over the Easter holidays, most homeshave an abundance of chocolate and other goodies that would not ordinarily bein so much supply. When our pets see us eating these things, they will mostlikely want some as well! Don’t let their big, beautiful eyes sway you though,because some of these things can be toxic or dangerous to dogs and cats.

Chocolate in particular can cause sickness and toxicity in our pets, becausetheir digestive systems just simply don’t work in the same way as ours. Hereare some tips to help keep your furry family members safe over these Easterholidays!

  • Keep your Easter eggs out of sight and out of reach! Remember, some pets are particularly clever when it comes to opening kitchen doors or breaking into containers or packets that we leave on the bench, so take no risks and make sure it is kept up high and secure.
  • If you have children, remember that they may naturally want to share with their beloved pets. Make sure your children are supervised whilst eating or put your pets outside or in another room while your children enjoy their delicious treats from the Easter Bunny.
  • Make sure your human guests know the dangers! Sometimes people will visit who don’t have pets of their own, and they will want to gain your pets love and affection for their visit. Let them know the dangers of chocolate to your pets, and the same rule applies to feeing them too many goodies and rich foods from the dinner table as well!

Wishing all of the Australian animal loving community a Happy and Safe Easterbreak.

From the Australian Pet Care Association (APCA)

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