Hoppy Easter

On behalf of everyone at Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic, Hudson wishes everyone a very Happy Easter. We hope you have the chance to spend it with two legged and four legged friends and family!!
Here are some tips for making sure it is a safe and healthy holiday for your pets:
Keep chocolate out of reach of pets – dogs especially love this sweet treat and will over indulge given the opportunity. Chocolate can be quite toxic to pets – at lower doses it can cause stomach upset and excitability but at higher doses it can cause seizures and even death.
NO Easter Lilies if you have cats! Why or how these lovely flowers are toxic to cats is not fully understood but in some cases, just getting a little dust (pollen) on their fur seems to be enough to cause problems!
No Easter dinner or leftovers (either on purpose or by raiding the garbage). Sudden changes in diet can cause stomach upset and in some cases even contribute to the development of a very painful and serious condition called pancreatitis. Also, eating things like bones and string/netting used to cook meat can cause a blockage in the intestine. Bottom line – “Garbage Gut” is no fun for anyone!!
• If you are pets are outside, watch out for hazards like broken glass, cars, porcupines, other animals, rat bait, slug bait, garbage, mushrooms etc….in other words, on a leash unless you know and are very confident of the surroundings!

Best wishes for a safe and Happy Easter!!


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