Easter Awareness – Puppy Edition.

A slightly sombre entry

But one that’s for the best

To raise a bit of awareness

To those of us with pets

Chocolates all around us

The Easter bunny’s been

Even though she can’t have any

The dogs looking rather keen

It will really make her poorly

Or need her stomach pumped

So best to keep it out of reach

Even if she gets the hump!

Don’t get me started on hot cross buns

Those will really make her sick

In fact Grapes, raisins, and sultanas

Are all rather toxic

So stick with safe and yummy treats

Chicken is always nice

Or peanut butter or pumpkin

Or even an apple slice.

I know, I know there’s always one that ruins the fun for everyone but after seeing a poor puppy have its stomach pumped after breaking into an easter egg stash (on social media, not my puppy). I thought I’d put this together to remind others. I hadn’t realised hot cross buns were that dangerous too, so it’s always worth being careful.

I hope you all have a wonderful EASTER and for those of us (humans and four-legged friends alike).

Happy Easter from KL Caley

Also linked to this week’s WQW – Seasonal holidays – Easter.


34 thoughts on “Easter Awareness – Puppy Edition.

  1. And one of ours is such a thief! My husband still forgets to leave his eccles cake out of reach when he goes to top up his tea. (eccles cake = massed dried fruit inside the pastry 😦 )

    1. It’s so easy to do isn’t it. Luckily our little old lady doesn’t bother so much these days. She once broke into a whole kfc bucket when she was younger and devoured the lot! KL ❤️

      1. Reminds me of a whippet we had that managed to get the Christmas turkey off a high shelf and eat half of it (raw). In her defence, she was suffering from pica because her liver was packing up.
        She lay on her side and wagged her tail at me that morning, looking like an overstuffed sausage. Fortunately my son was cooking pub Christmas dinners and had defrosted too many turkey crowns. I swopped him a frozen leg of lamb for a defrosted turkey crown.

  2. Well after 2 advent calendars were scoffed we’re wise to the issue. Indeed having a vet for a daughter means the list of no-nos grows ever longer. Garlic anyone?

    1. Aaah you’ll be very wise to all this then Geoff (or at least kept right). We are quite cautious what we feed Millie anyway but as she’s part staffie, part jack russell and part hoover, it’s easy to imagine her scoffing something she shouldn’t (she once found a half-eaten kebab box under a tree on a walk, no idea how it got there as it wasn’t near any shops or anything, anyway you’d think she struck gold)! KL ❤

      1. Ah same as Dog. He had a dna test and it came back that he was a mix of staffie (50 to 70%) and two types of Jack Russel (each 25 to 40%), too. He’s also designed to function as four legs, a stomach and post food dispenser. V efficient all round really.

  3. Wise words so brilliantly put together.
    Guinea pigs can’t eat chocolate (poisonous), raisins and other dried fruit (not sure whether it’s poison or just sugar overload). But mine have got a very nice peppermint haycake waiting for them later 🙂

  4. Thanks for the timely messages K.L. we know this to our Ruby’s detrament when she was younger Ruby eat a mince pie, that meant a trip to the vets, an injection to make her sick, one to stop her being sick and a liver function test!!

      1. She’s doing pretty well most of the time. I had a bit of a set back yesterday and this morning, but overall she’s coming along nicely.

    1. Thank you so much. I hadn’t really considered hot cross buns before but they can have raisins or sultanas in so it makes sense. Better to be safe than sorry. 🙂 KL ❤

  5. A clever reminder that I doubt that we are thinking about. Cats have problems with some of these things, too. Thanks for sharing, KL Happy belated Easter.

    1. Thanks Marsha. I haven’t had a cat since I was little so I’m not aware of what they can and can’t have but just thought it was worth putting a little reminder out there for everyone :). Happy Easter to you also. KL ❤

      1. Great idea, KL. I would imagine that more people have dogs they are close to than cats. That is just the nature of dogs. Cats are so independent.

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