Easter baskets can deliver a fatal blow to your pet. Chocolate can be fatal, says Steve Hansen, DVM, director of the National Animal Poison Control Center affiliated with the New York-based American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Watch out also for sugar and macadamia nuts we hear they can cause stomach upset. If your pet ingests anything it shouldn't, call your veterinarian or poison control center immediately.
(You can reach the non-profit NAPCC at 888-4ANI-HELP).
Beware, too, of the artificial grass in Easter baskets, which can cause digestive blockage.