It's Easter weekend, which means family gatherings, Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, Spring flowers and so on. What about your dog though?
As with any major holiday, when daily routines are different from an "ordinary" day, your dog can get lost in the mix. Your dog is part of your family, so you should be able to include him/her and not have him/her locked in the bathroom or spare bedroom.
When you have guests over, it can be VERY easy for your dog to sneak out the front door! Teach your dog to "go to spot" or put in a sit/stay, while you answer the door and allow your guests to come in.
Guests are in the house and gathered in the kitchen. Again, you need to keep an eye on your dog. Cooking ham is a main staple for Easter dinner, however, it's too salty for your dog. Below are some other toxic items to dogs...
Easter flowers: This includes Lilies, Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils,, just to name a few. All of these plants, can cause intense vomiting, diarrhea, depression and tremors if ingested.
PLEASE KEEP ALL PLANTS AWAY FROM YOUR DOG!!!
Chocolate: With Easter, comes a bunch of candy! A BUNCH! Chocolate is VERY toxic to your dog. If you have chocolate, keep it out of reach from your dog. Again, you can have your dog "go to spot" or "go to bed" or wherever you'd like them to be.
By taking a few precautions, you can avoid headache and heart ache and enjoy the Easter holiday with EVERYONE in the family!
Happy Easter from our family to yours!