5 easy ways to avoid Easter’s toxic fur treats

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Mar 28, 2018 11:57:04 AM
Dr Claire Jenkins

Following on from the dangers of chocolate and hot cross buns this Easter (more here), let’s chat about some easy ways we can keep them apart.

1. Easter baskets in high places

Dogs love chocolate. Chocolate doesn’t love dogs. The two don’t mix, so it’s best to keep temptation well out of reach. Stash your choccies way up high, or lock them away altogether. (This may be helpful advice for humans too!)

2. Be mindful on Easter egg hunts

As much as we’d love our dogs to join in, it’s a good idea to keep them confined safely while you embark on your adventure. Keep them inside (or outside, depending on where your hunt is). Or if it’s too heartbreaking, be sure to pop them on a lead so you can stop any unexpected nibbles. Pssst, parents: remember where you’ve stashed all the chocolates so nothing gets left behind.

3. Educate their besties (human kids)

The common scenario is a toddler dropping their hot cross bun on the floor (purposefully or not!), allowing their opportunistic counterpart to take full advantage. Keep a close eye on all kids, furry or not. Make clean-ups a regular thing to avoid wrappers being left (they’ll eat those too). And if your babies are old enough, try to explain why it’s important: we don’t want our pup getting sick.

4. Don’t be fooled by puppy dog eyes!

Our pups love the taste as much as we do. Unfortunately for their little tummies however, even the tiniest amount isn’t worth it.

5. Want help? Chat with our vets 

Our experienced Aussie vets are online between 6am-11pm daily, so let’s get an action plan in place for your fur kid. Get an appointment for a video consult or start a chat within minutes. 

Wishing all of our fur families a happy, hoppy Easter!

Topics: Diet, Health, Toxins