Have a Safe Easter, Dear Little Puppy Dog
Most Dangerous Day for Dogs
According the ASPCA,“Easter is typically the top day for chocolate intoxication calls to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center*, topping Christmas, Valentine’s Day and even Halloween. Why? Pets often find candy hidden around the house and yard or Easter baskets left unattended.”
Yup, chocolate tops the list of forbidden things for our canine friends (along with raisins, macadamia nuts, xylitol [in sugarless gum], and alcohol). So, be careful out there, Fido.
Second on the no-no list is plastic Easter grass which is quite abundant this weekend. Fortunately, I found edible Easter grass in the Ft. Meade commissary and tried it. Yup, it was edible and comes in flavors but really tastes like paper. I tossed out the packaging so I cannot vouch for its safety.
And, in the Spring, . . . .
Next to be avoided by Spot are the lilies and spring-blooming bulbs.
And, Finally. . . .
This is the time of year we start our gardens and fertilize them so please keep Fido away from stored bottles of the ‘stuff’ and keep him inside when you apply them. Follow the instructions and don’t let Fido out until the ground is dry or the product has been watered.
And, so, . . . .
Following these simple, easy steps can help keep Fido in the family for many years to come. However, just in case, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center can be reached at 888.426.4435.
Let’s hope you never need it!
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - Phone Number: (888) 426-4435.
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24/7/365 days a year. If you think Fido may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.