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Tips for a Pet-Friendly Easter

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Easter weekend is here and we’re all looking forward to Easter egg hunts, long country walks and spending time with our family and pets – but most importantly there's two extra days off work!

To keep your bank holiday weekend relaxed and to avoid an emergency trip to the vets, we've put together some quick helpful tips on how to have a pet-friendly Easter:

Keep your pets safe this Easter

    • Hot Cross Buns contain raisins and/or currants which are poisonous to pets and can cause kidney failure.


    • Planning an Easter Egg hunt? Make sure those curious noses don't sniff them out first! Chocolate contains theobromine which can affect the heart and nervous system.


    • Beautiful spring daffodils are also poisonous to dogs. Every part of the daffodil (in particular the bulb) is very dangerous if eaten by your pet and can even be fatal. So take care if you have some sprouting in your garden.


    • If you've received sweets instead of chocolate this Easter, remember not to share these with your pet. Sweets contain xylitol which can affect blood pressure and cause liver damage.


    • Finally, remember that bunnies and chicks are not suitable Easter presents. Both Rabbits and Chickens are at least a 10 year commitment and can even cost as much as a cat or dog to keep.

    If your pet has eaten something they shouldn't, please seek veterinary attention as soon as possible. Highcroft Veterinary Hospital is open 24 hours for emergencies so don’t panic if it happens during the bank holiday – just call 01275 832410 and we will be here to help.

From all the team at Highcroft Veterinary Group, we hope you have a lovely Easter!



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