Spring is in the air, which means the Easter holiday is right around the corner. Watch your dog carefully! They won’t shy away from snooping in those sweet smelling Easter baskets or sneaking a taste of that delicious Easter dinner.
This season, be extra cautious of the following dangerous Easter toxins for dogs.
Toxic Flowers For Dogs:
Spring flowers that bloom around Easter time are truly beautiful, but can make your dog very sick. If you have a dog that loves to dig and chew up your garden, avoid planting the following flowers, they are deadly.
Flowers That Are Poisonous To Dogs:
Azalea (coma, death)
Bluebells (slows heart rate)
Cyclamen (roots cause death)
Foxglove (heart failure)
Lily of the Valley (stops the heart)
Rhododendron (seizures, cardiac arrest)
Sago Palms (liver failure)
These lovely spring flowers are toxic and will make your dog very sick.
Toxic Flowers For Dogs:
Wild cherry tree
Are Easter Lilies Harmful To Dogs?
If your dog takes a bite of an Easter Lily, they will most likely get diarrhea and an upset tummy.
If they eat a whole lot more than just a bite, take them to the vet to prevent an intestinal blockage. Even though Lilies aren’t necessarily “deadly” to dogs, they can still cause intestinal and digestive issues.
Are Easter Lilies Toxic To Other Pets?
Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats. If a cat sips a small amount of water that the lily was sitting in, smells the lily pollen and licks their nose, or consumes the leaves or pedals of the lily, it can kill the cat.
Ingesting even a small amount can result in kidney failure and death. So, if you have a cat, don’t allow any lilies in your home.
Many folks start planting their spring flowers around Easter weekend, which means using toxic fertilizers and pesticides to help the plants grow.
Keep your dog away from your garden chemicals, they are very poisonous to dogs.
Some types of gardening mulch can be toxic to your dog. Cocoa bean mulch is made from cocoa shells and contains theobromine, which is very toxic to dogs.
Pine needle mulch is sharp, and if ingested can puncture the lining of your dog’s stomach. So, skip the cocoa bean and pine needle mulch.
It’s best to stick with cedar mulch, untreated wood mulch, or hemlock mulch instead.
Flowers That Are Safe For Dogs:
My husband and I really look forward to planting new flowers in our garden every spring. But, we do have a couple of dogs of our own and we need to keep their safety in mind.
There are plenty of dog-friendly flowers that you can plant this year so you don’t have to worry about your curious pup swallowing something toxic.