Orchard Vet's Blog

Easter poisons advice


Easter eggs and hot cross buns may be yummy treats for us, but they are potentially deadly for our pets! Keep your furry friends safe this week with our seasonal advice:

Chocolate contains properties that are toxic to our pets and can cause agitation, hyperactivity, tremors, nervous convulsions and heart problems.

Dried fruit such as sultanas, currants and raisins are found in hot cross buns. They are toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.

Spring bulbs such as daffodils are poisonous, whether dug up and eaten out of the garden, or when drinking water from a vase containing daffodils flowers.

Easter flowers can also pose a serious risk to pets, for example, lily pollen is especially poisonous to cats. If you have cats, it's best not to have lilies in the house.

If you think your pet has eaten something they shouldn't have, please give us a call immediately so that we can advise you as to what action needs to be taken. §