We can not stress enough how important it is to not have lilies in a home with cats. Even drinking the water from a vase containing Easter lilies, a small lick of pollen or ingestion of a leaf can be enough to cause renal impairment in a cat. In most situations, symptoms of poisoning will develop within six to 12 hours of exposure.
These shiny, string-like decorations are very intriguing to curious cats and, if ingested, may cause significant irritation, and possible severe damage, to their intestinal tracts.
So many Easter meals include ham, homemade bread and eggs among other foods, all of which can be dangerous to your pets. Keep these foods out of reach!
Remember if you are hiding Easter Baskets; please make sure to keep them (and bags of chocolate) way out of your pet’s reach. Don’t forget, Fluffy may be able to hunt down that Easter Basket way before the kids find it!
Pet Poison Helpline, an animal poison control center based out of Minneapolis, is available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. The staff provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species. As the most cost-effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $49 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline is available in North America by calling 800-213-6680. Additional information can be found online at www.petpoisonhelpline.com.
(866) 823-1588, (800) 213-6680