It is time for the Easter bunny to make his rounds now that spring has sprung and there are a few tips to keep your pet happy and safe during the spring season and the Easter holidays.
Keeping Your Pet’s Peace
When planning parties or family gatherings in your home, consider your pet’s needs as well. Crowds of people and children can cause erratic movements and loud noises which can cause pet stress. If Fido or Cuddles does not seem up for the egg hunt this Easter or the dinner with the entire family, put him in a quiet room in your home for the duration of your guest’s visit. Make sure you leave clean water and food in their bowl as well as their sleeping blanket in case the party goes on all night long.
The Danger of Décor
Decorations to fill an Easter basket including grass that is made of plastic can be a danger to your pet if they eat this. Within the intestines of your pet, décor such as this can harden and if not caught quickly enough, can be a health hazard. Small toy parts like plastic eggs and Easter egg wrappers are also dangerous to pets. Consider using tissue paper as a plastic décor alternative this season. Also, after Easter celebrations, remember to clean up thoroughly.
You may be tempted to buy adorable ducks, chicks and bunnies this Easter but it is a good idea to resist purchases such as these on impulse. Keep in mind that these types of pets do grow up into fully grown animals and your existing pet cat or dog may not adjust the way you had hoped. On the other hand, if you feel strongly that you want a new pet in the household, think about all the care requirements before you go through with a purchase such as these and find out from your veterinarian how to make the transition easier for Fido.
Popular spring plants such as the Easter lily can be poisonous to pet. In the event your pet ingests these flowers, he or she will need emergency care services immediately. Ensure that your garden and the surrounding area of your home are free of this type of Easter flower as well as other dangerous plants.
Sweets and Easter do go hand in hand and most folks forget that these delicious treats may not be the best thing for your pet. Make an effort to keep Easter sweets away from your pet’s reach.