While it’s fun to celebrate Easter, if you have a cat at home, there are a few things you should keep away from them on this day.
Unfortunately, many common Easter items can pose a dangerous threat to your cat or kitten if you’re not careful.
Here are the five things you should keep away from your cat on Easter:
You might already be aware of how you should keep tinsel away from cats during the Christmas season, but the same holds true on Easter. Any type of tinsel or Easter grass shouldn’t be within reach of your cat.
It might seem harmless enough, being made of paper in many cases–but if your cat eats it, it can become bundled up or wrapped around their stomach and intestines. The last thing you’ll want to do on Easter is rush your kitty to the vet because of an obstruction.
Although these flowers are very pretty, they’re also highly toxic to cats. This is because it can cause acute renal failure, and if your cat’s kidneys get damaged, they’ll need special care for the rest of their life.
Even a small nibble of an Easter lily or exposure to pollen could cause serious consequences for your cat. It is much better to keep them out of your home altogether if possible.
Chocolates and Candies
This is something you should keep away from your cat throughout the entire year, and not just on Easter! Many candies will only cause an upset stomach, but should still remain out of reach.
As for chocolate, it can be highly toxic to cats if ingested. If your cat eats chocolate, it can cause severe illness and even death. If you suspect your cat might have eaten chocolate, you should contact your veterinarian right away.
Plastic Easter Eggs
Easter eggs might seem safe enough to have around your cat, but you should still be careful with them. Thing is, plastic eggs can break and shatter easily, and it’s those small pieces that can be dangerous for your cat.
Another problem is that plastic easter eggs often have hidden goodies inside that can also be unsafe for your cat if ingested. If you must have them around your cat, make sure that you don’t leave them unsupervised.
Other Easter Dangers for Cats
Another thing you’ll want to keep away from your cats on Easter are Easter toys in general. These can be very small, or much like Easter eggs–easily broken. Small toys can have little eyes and noses that can break off and become swallowed by a cat.
If you see your cat nosing around an Easter basket, make sure that you keep a close eye on them, or move the basket where they cannot reach. Your goal is for everyone to have a Happy Easter, your cats included!