Easter is a time for cute bunnies, chocolate treats, festive baskets and pretty flowers. But a few Easter staples are toxic to cats. Check out this list of Easter dangers for cats so you can keep your kitty safe as you celebrate!
1. Easter lilies:
All lilies are toxic to cats. Keep these out of your house.
2. Plastic Easter grass:
Cats love to play with decorative grass. If swallowed, it wreaks havoc on the digestive tract, where it can become trapped, requiring surgical removal. Paper grass is safer.
3. Cat escapes:
Put your cats away in a back room when guests come over so your cat doesn’t escape or guests don’t accidentally let your cats out.
Cats are less likely to sneak sweets than dogs, but chocolate is just as toxic to cats.
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This piece was originally published in 2018.
About the author
Pet expert Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her passion for animals as a writer and editor in the pet publishing industry. She is contributing writer for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Approach to At-Home Animal Care (April 2019) and author of the book It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press, 2006). Jackie is a regular contributor to pet and veterinary industry media and is the former editor of numerous pet magazines, including Dog World, Natural Dog, Puppies 101, Kittens 101 and the Popular Cats Series. Prior to starting her career in publishing, Jackie spent eight years working in veterinary hospitals where she assisted veterinarians as they treated dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds and one memorable lion cub. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons and miniature poodle Jäger. Reach her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.
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