From egg hunt to your home smelling of hot cross buns, Easter is a special time. It’s also an opportune time for your dogs to sneak into those goodies some of which can be poisonous for them. With Easter Sunday (April 17) almost upon us, we wanted to share a list of things that you must keep out of your dog’s reach. We strongly recommend that you don’t give these three Easter treats to dogs: chocolate, hot cross buns and scraps from the Sunday roast.
Also read: NEVER give these five foods to your dog. Check the list.
Why are these Easter treats not good for dogs?
Chocolates can be fatal for dogs as it contains caffeine and theobromine which can cause toxic effects. Besides vomiting and diarrhoea, some toxic effects also include tremors, seizures and even death. Another Easter favourite hot cross buns contain raisins as well as currants or sultanas. Even ingesting a small number of raisins can make your dog sick and in some severe cases can cause kidney failure. Finally, think five times before offering something from your plate to your dog even if is out of nothing but pure love. The same goes for scraps from Easter Sunday, which must be avoided at all costs because these fatty foods can cause tummy upset and vomiting.
Keep the trash bins out of reach
Now that you know what not to give your dogs on Easter, also remember to keep the trash bins out of their reach. Otherwise, you may run the risk of finding a guilty dog who has ransacked the trash bin and feasted on discarded food. And that’s a real danger!
If you feel that your dog is showing signs of injecting something that they shouldn’t have, immediately have them checked by a veterinary doctor.
We wish you a safe, happy and blessed Easter.
Note: This article is meant for information and awareness and should not be considered as medical opinion.