Easter is fun for the whole family and of course, that means your Morkie too. Keep it fun – and safe – with these tips.
Chocolate bunnies – the better the chocolate, the more poisonous for pets. Just one square of Bakers dark chocolate can be highly toxic to your Morkie. Caffeine and theobromine make chocolate deadly.
Easter lilies are highly poisonous to pets, especially cats. Eaten, they can cause kidney failure very quickly.
Easter basket fillers like paper or plastic grass and foils can look delicious to dogs. But they can obstruct your Morkie’s digestive system. This could mean a painful (and expensive) emergency operation to save his life. Be safe and use tissue paper instead.
Raw eggs aren’t great for dogs, especially small ones, because of the danger of salmonella.
Sugar-free candies and gum containing Xylitol are no Easter treat for the dog. Xylitol is highly poisonous to pets, and if you suspect your Morkie’s eaten some, get him emergency medical treatment immediately.
Ham, lamb and turkey trimmings and leftovers – are too fatty and can trigger bad diarrhea and vomiting or worse, pancreatitis, a painful and serious condition.
Hambones aren’t good for dogs at all…. even though they probably won’t shatter, far too fatty. At the very least, your Morkie will be a mess!
Onions, garlic, chives, and leeks are all part of the allium family, and can cause nausea, drooling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, pale games, and increased heart and breathing rates. That in turn, puts your Morkie at real danger as he gets more and more dehydrated.
Alcohol of any kind can cause seizures, and a dangerous drop in blood sugar and body temperature.
Nuts like Macadamias, aren’t deadly poisonous but can make your Morkie very sick.