WARNING: Dog owners urged to keep pets away from Easter treats to avoid poisoning
It’s almost easter! This article is a great reminder for responsible dog owners to be proactive about keeping their pups safe this holiday weekend. This article highlights the figures released by the BVA(British Veterinary Association) that showed nearly half of all vets surveyed treated at least on case of chocolate poisoning last easter.
Some tips for keeping the easter goodies out of reach:
- Pick somewhere high up, then put the candy higher-Dogs have an amazing ability to get at things that their humans previously thought to be impossible. Give yourself plenty of leeway when storing potentially hazardous food stuffs.
- Don’t allow children to have candy unsupervised-If i had to guess, I would put my money on this as being the one reason so many dogs are able to ingest chocolate(or other toxic candy). Children will leave the food laying around and/or share their bounty with their furry friend!
- If you haven’t already teach your dog a reliable “Leave it” command, start now!! We practice this to the point of obsession with our dogs. Accidents happens and things will get dropped, having a command that you can trust and have practiced thousands of times could save your dogs life!
Most of all have a great easter!