Easter brings lots of cooking and candy. It can also bring danger to our household pets. Too few people know that Easter Lilies are highly poisonous to cats. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) website contains an excellent list of almost 400 plants that are toxic to cats and dogs, such as aloe vera and many kinds of ivy. Our pets can also be highly attracted to toxic foods. For example, chocolate and garlic are poisonous for both cats and dogs even though they will readily eat it. And never give your dog raisins or grapes – it can shut down their kidneys.
Symptoms of poisoning will range from seizures and foaming at the mouth to vomiting and coma. If you suspect that your pet has eaten a toxic substance, seek medical attention immediately. Don’t wait for symptoms to appear.