Easter can be a fun and joyous time, but unfortunately, most popular Easter foods including chocolate, raisins, and nuts are dangerous for dogs.
Make your Easter holiday safe, fun and enjoyable for all the members of your family whether human or canine by keeping Easter foods dangerous for dogs away from your pet.
- Alcohol can cause respiratory failure, central nervous system depression, abnormal blood acidity, coma, and death.
- Chocolate, coffee, and caffeine can cause abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, and death.
- Onions, garlic, and chives can cause red blood cell damage.
- Raisins and grapes can cause kidney failure and death
- Sweets and baked goods, especially if made with the artificial sweetener xylitol, can cause liver failure and death.
- Yeast dough can cause fatal stomach bloat.
- Nuts (macadamias, almonds, pecans, and walnuts), as well as fatty meats, gravy, and turkey skin, can cause vomiting, diarrhea and potentially deadly pancreatitis.
Be sure your guests know not to feed your dog any dangerous foods.
Even if your dog is friendly, consider parking her in a secure room or her crate during holiday festivities.
Not only will this put any guests who are nervous about pets at ease, but it will also keep your pup safe.
Keeping them out of the way will eliminate the risk they eat something dangerous and prevent escape attempts as guests arrive or depart.
If you want your furry family member to have something special for Easter, your best bet is to make your dog healthy treats.
Turn holiday leftovers into pet food instead of allowing your pup a few table scraps here and there. Understand which foods are safe.