Like most holidays celebrated in America, Easter brings food and fun for us and potential toxins and hazards for our pets.
Chocolate, macadamia nuts, xylitol sweetener, and Easter lilies are all toxic to pets if consumed.
Plastic Easter Grass can be especially appealing to cats and as with any linear item can cause life threatening obstructions in the intestinal track.
Large dogs are capable of obstructing their GI tracts by swallowing plastic Easter Eggs whole.
Stuffed animals given to the kids are often mistaken by the family dog as their play toy. The stuffing and plastic eye balls can also cause GI upset or obstruction.
Most pets are curious about new objects in the house so decorations, candles, Easter Baskets, toys and plastic/foil wrappers should be kept out of a pets reach.