Spring Photos and Easter Safety for your Pets!

If your canine companion isn’t too busy chasing bunnies in the backyard, maybe he would like a photo shoot with one!  On Saturday, March 30th, Paws and Claws Animal Rescue is giving you the opportunity to have your lovable pooch photographed with the Easter Bunny himself! Pictures will be from 11 AM to 2 PM at Joseph-Beth in Crestview Hills, KY (2785 Dixie Highway.) For just $10, you will receive your spring photo, with all proceeds going to benefit the rescue! Help Paws and Claws continue in its mission to give as many dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens a chance at the best furever life they can have!

Bobbie is ready for her photo with the Easter Bunny!

Keep Your Pets Safe This Easter!

Easter is right around the corner with baskets full of goodies galore. But don’t forget, what may be fun and yummy goodness to us could be dangerous for your four-legged family members.  Keeping these tips in mind this Easter will keep your pets safe:

  • Substitute colored tissue paper for the plastic grass. Cats might be especially attracted to this shiny plastic that can cause choking, blockages, or damage to the intestines. Signs of an obstruction are loss of appetite and vomiting.
  • Make a tally of all of the eggs you hide and make sure they are all accounted for when the hunts are through! Plastic eggs can be confused for toys and ingested, causing choking or blockages. Hard-boiled eggs can spoil and cause belly issues when your pet discovers it days after Easter.
  • Keep chocolate in areas where your pets cannot get to it. The stimulants found in chocolate can be fatal to your pets.
  • Remind your children not to share their Easter treats with their furry siblings! Also, have them clean up wrappers immediately, as these can pose a choking hazard for your pet.
  • Consider a substitute for your usual Easter lily, as well as other lily flowers, which are lethal to cats if ingested.
  • Keep this number on hand in case you may become concerned that your pet has ingested something dangerous: ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. (There is a consultation fee associated with this number.)

Most of all, don’t forget your furry friend…  A special treat or new toy may be just the thing to keep her out of trouble out of everyone else’s baskets this Easter!

written by Maria, “Mama Dingo”

Written on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 12:54AM

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