Monday, 21 May 2018

The Importance of VHD vaccination for Rabbits.

ATTENTION ALL RABBIT OWNERS!!
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We have recently had a number of cases of RVHD2 confirmed at our Caton branch. Unfortunately Rabbit vaccinations are something which are commonly over looked especially if the Rabbit lives indoors. We think it is important to educate why Rabbits need vaccinating, lots of people are aware of Myxomatosis but VHD seems to get forgotten about- this blog should help.
 
 
Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) and Myxomatosis are diseases found throughout the UK and can be fatal to un-vaccinated rabbits. Both outdoor AND indoor rabbits are at risk. VHD in particular is highly infectious and contagious. It is caused by a calicivirus that can be spread by direct and indirect contact with infected rabbits. The virus can survive in the environment for a long time and can survive cold temperatures far better than you might expect.
How VHD is spread
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VHD can be spread by-
  1. Contact of a rabbit with inanimate objects contaminated by the virus such as hay, food bowls, hutches, clothing, shoes and car tires.
  2. Direct contact of a rabbit with an infected rabbit or the faeces of an infected rabbit.
  3. Contact with rabbit products such as fur, meat or wool from infected rabbits.
  4. Insects, birds, and animals such as rodents are known to spread the virus by acting as indirect hosts.
  5. Humans can spread the virus to their rabbits if they have been in contact with infected rabbits.
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Symptoms may include:
  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Lethargy
  3. High Fever
  4. Spasms
  5. Sudden death
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VHD is often a sudden killer, giving little warning. It has a very short incubation period and many rabbits die within 48 hours. It has a high mortality rate and a large percentage of rabbits exposed to the disease will die. Any rabbits which do survive can shed the virus for at least 42 days perhaps even longer. Rabbits may die without showing any symptoms at all although bleeding from the nose, mouth and rectum is sometimes seen Any sudden rabbit death is suspicious and should be reported to your local vet asap.


How to protect your rabbit?

Vaccinate your rabbits!!
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This is the easiest and most trusted way to keep your rabbit safe. A combined vaccination to protect against Myxomatosis and VHD-1 has been commonly used in the UK for many years. A separate second vaccination to protect against VHD-2 is also required. Both vaccinations are necessary to protect against these two different strains of the disease. Vaccinations should be repeated every 12 months to ensure the highest level of protection.

It is thought we are seeing a greater number of deaths in the UK from VHD-2 disease than before. This might reflect the fact that VHD-2 kills rabbits more slowly (seemingly over a 3-day period), giving the disease more time to spread than VHD-1 (which was more likely to kill rabbits before they could pass it on), and so it spreads faster.

These vaccinations can be given from 6 weeks so we would advise you act fairly quickly. Any vaccination appointment at Bay Vets also includes a full health check and we will send annual reminders when the next vaccination is due so it is never missed.
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Hygiene is a very important factor in protecting your Rabbit from disease, this Rabbit is taking things to the next level!!
Although vaccination is the safest way of protection you should also take further precautions which include -

  1. Don't forget it isn't only outdoor rabbits that need vaccinations, disease can also be passed on to indoor rabbits.
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling your rabbits, particularly when you come home from places where other rabbits may have been. This would include pet stores, farms, Vets, rescue centres or even Uncle Bob and Wendy the rabbits house!!
  3. Change your clothes and remove and clean shoes after handling or coming in contact with rabbits.
  4. Adopt a "no shoes in the house" policy, or keep your bunnies from running in high traffic areas of your home such as round the front door.
  5. Know your sources of hay and feed and if they are near areas of any outbreaks.
  6. Minimize insects in your home by installing window and door screens. Eliminate mosquitoes and flies from your home.
  7. Quarantine any new rabbit for 5 days. Always handle quarantined rabbits last, and keep all supplies for them separate from your other rabbit’s supplies.
  8. To disinfect objects remember that it must stay in contact with the item and remain wet for at least ten minutes. The safest thing to do if your rabbit has come into contact with the VHD virus would be to dispose safely of all contaminated objects and buy brand new. I mean if any rabbit survives they are super bunnies and deserve gold beakers and duck feather pillows.
If you have any concerns or questions please call your local Vet immediately, Thank you for reading and if this saves just one bunny life it will have done its job!!
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    Now Binky Away!!!!
     
    For further information visit the RWAF, click here.
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    .....Don't forget for the whole of June we will be offering FREE RABBIT HEALTH CHECKS with our bunny friendly nurses as it is Rabbit Awareness Week coming up!!
    https://www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk/

Monday, 30 April 2018

The Hedge-blog

Did you know it is  Hedgehog Awareness week from the 6th-12th May 2018?
 

Here at Bay Vets we get a lot of Hedgehogs brought in through out the year whether it be a rogue in the garden, an injured little Prickler or a pet Hedgehog. Most hedgehogs are taken in by the local rescue centres and we also have a small population now in our large garden at the Lancaster practice.

What to do if you find a Hedgehog?
If you come across a Hedgehog that is either injured or out of season (during the winter/early spring) we have some advice for you to follow.



If you find a hedgehog you are concerned about please use gardening gloves to collect it up, bring it indoors and put it in a high sided cardboard box with an old towel or fleece in the bottom for the hedgehog to hide under. Some foliage and leaves could also be put in for hiding in and the rustling noise in the box will help you distinguish if the hedgehog is active or not.

Fill a hot water bottle so that when it is wrapped in a towel there is a nice gentle heat coming through and put that in the bottom of the box with the hedgehog, ensuring it has room to get off the bottle and making sure the bottle is kept warm (if allowed to go cold it will do more harm than good). Put the box somewhere quiet.

Offer meaty cat or dog food and fresh water then either call your local vet, wildlife rescue centre or local Hedgehog shelter. More than often it is un-necessary to disturb the Hedgehog so we would advise you call for advice first - unless there is obvious injury.

Hedgehog hibernation


Hedgehogs usually hibernate between November and mid March and animals must have enough fat reserves to survive hibernation. We can help the Hedgehogs by providing food and shelter for this period - just one less thing for them and their prickles to worry about.
This is an example of the type of housing you can get for Hedgehogs, please don't try and do a DIY hibernation unless they are Ill, Hedgehogs will find a place to settle for the Winter off their own prickly backs.
If you find a young Hedgehog during the day and are unsure whether it needs rescuing you should stand back and observe before taking any action. Firstly if you think the Hedgehog is in immediate danger eg.playing chicken in the middle of the road - then it needs a helping hand. If the Hoglet appears to be on its own for a long time the chances are he has lost mum or his mum has died. If that is the case it will also need help. It is also important to check whether his eyes are opened yet as a 'sleeping' hedgehog of any age out in the open isn't safe.

Juvenile hedgehogs weighing less than 500 grams during late autumn will need help to survive the winter.


Young hedgehogs found weighing less than 500 grams (1.1lb) at the end of the autumn will not have enough weight to see them through the winter. If a mild winter is forecast then they may survive but if its going to be a cold one then they will definitely need a lot of extra TLC.

 
Juveniles found weighing under 300g may not yet be weaned and may be orphaned if found on their own, especially out in the open during the day. These very young hedgehogs should be kept warm – a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel is ideal. Young orphaned hedgehogs need more specialist care, so we would recommend passing these animals to a Wildlife centre or Hedgehog Rescue Centre.


Another reason we see Hedgehogs is for 'Garden Related Injuries.' These are often very unpleasant injuries and can result in amputations or more than often end in Euthanasia. 


Hedgehog-friendly gardening
  • Cover drains and holes and place bricks at the side of ponds to give hedgehogs an easy route out. Cover swimming pools overnight and when not in use.
  • Build bonfires as close to time of lighting as possible and check them thoroughly before lighting.
  • Remove sports or fruit netting when not in use to prevent hedgehogs becoming entangled, and getting injured.
  • Slug pellets can poison hedgehogs and should only be used as a last resort. Instead try using one of many "natural" alternatives, like sprinkling crushed eggshells or coffee grounds around the plants you need to protect. If you have to use pellets, place them under a slate which is inaccessible to hedgehogs.
  • Check for hedgehogs before using strimmers or mowers, particularly under hedges where animals may rest. Check compost heaps for nesting hogs before forking over.
This was one of the less grotesque images I could find so imagine what other damage could be done!!

Hedgehog Myths.

Hedgehogs are full of Fleas!?!


We get lots of Hedgehogs brought in to us throughout the year and Yes!! hedgehogs get fleas. Saying that Hedgehog fleas are specific to hedgehogs so they won't feast on us or our pets.

They do however carry ticks - these aren't generally too much of a problem unless there is an infestation on the Hedgehog. In this case we recommend to take the Hedgehog to a vets/rescue centre for safe removal. A tick infestation can lead to anaemia in Hedgehogs so removal is important, it is also important to remove the ticks properly as often the heads are left behind to cause further problems. 



Hedgehogs like Bread and Milk?!?
 

 Contrary to belief Hedgehogs LOVE bread and milk, just like I love cake and McDonalds - but that doesn't mean its good for me!! 

The bread will fill the hedgehog up nicely but it contains no goodness and nutrients, because the bread is so filling the hog will not bother looking for other nutritious foods. Add to that a nice dish of milk which is full of lactose when the animal is lactose intolerant and you have a recipe for disaster. The hedgehog gets diarrhoea and enteritis. That leads to dehydration and death if the hog isn't found and treated. Stick to water and dog meat, its much safer and tastier (so I have heard haha.)

A Hedgehog out in the day - it has to be ill!!
An adult hedgehog active during daylight hours is probably not well, but it’s not unusual for young animals to roam in the day. They’re still transitioning to nocturnal life from being awake at all times to feed. Mothers may also venture out in daylight hours in summer to find more food or nest material. If in doubt, call your local wildlife rescue centre or vets for advice. (see section on juvenile hedgehogs)

We hope this blog helps you as we find there is always confusion as to when a Hedgehog needs treatment. For further information there are some really good advice pages on

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Thank you for taking the time out to read this and even if it saves one Hedgehog it will be worth it, please share if you can and don't forget you can donate to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society by clicking on the link below.

https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/hedgehog-awareness-week-runs-6th-12th-may-2018/
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Alternatively you can donate by text.
 
Until the next blog - keep on Hoggin' and don't forget if you have any concerns regarding any injured wildlife please give the surgery a call.
Thank you!!
 
Now I'm off to collect some Gold Coins.......................
 
 
 


 
 
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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Three years on and three rescue miracles - Dulcies blog continued.....

Who can believe it has been three years since Dulcie made her blog debut!! What a star she is...and to add to the good news her 'Girl Gang' has expanded with the addition of Nancy and Phoebe - I feel the dog version of the Spice Girls on our hands!!
 
There has been so much on the news and TV recently about 'Puppy Farms' and it looks like finally there may be stricter laws on this barbaric practice. Although we hear a lot about the awful goings on in this awful trade we don't often hear the success stories.
 
This blog is actually an update on Dulcie and an introduction to her Sassy Sisters, they went through the ordeal of being kept on a puppy farm but were thankfully rescued by               'Many Tears Animal Rescue'. From there they went on to win the lottery and find themselves in the arms of the most fabulous owner they could ever wish for, here is their story as told by their doting Mum.
 
 
The Delightful Dulcie
 

Dulcie is a joy. She is so loving and affectionate.  Deciding to adopt her has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. She has grown a lot and the poor coat that worried me so much is now thick and luxuriant. She has a lot of blonde fluff on her head and legs which makes us think there is probably a bit of  Cocker Spaniel in the mix. She also has the Cocker spirit and bit of bonkersness that makes her fun to live with. Here she is with a little cup she was given at her training class for trying so hard. I was so proud of her. 

I was not so proud on the night she stole and ate a large bag of mixed fruit. Sorry and thank you Louise! Nor on the afternoon she stole and ate my birthday chocolates and only left me two orange creams. Sorry and thank you Colin! Apart from that she hasn’t ailed much at all. All those pilchards seem to have done the trick.
 
Nancy's Story.
 

This is Nancy. She has been with us for about two years now and she is the most frightened dog I have ever dealt with.
She came from an Irish puppy farm which was shown on Panorama. It was closed down as a result and about 130 dogs were rescued. I hadn’t watched the programme but a friend who is made of sterner stuff than me said the owner was keeping his breeding bitches in hutches like tea chests with a lid on with just a rabbit dripper for water. When I collected Nancy from her fosterer you simply could not handle her. She froze when I touched her and flew round the room like a mountain goat if I attempted to pick her up and hold her. She was terrified of anything coming down from above her, like the car boot. She wouldn’t take treats from my hand I had to put them on the floor and let her approach gradually. The key to Nancy was to take her out. She loved being outside from the start and once I got her collar and lead and harness with a long training lead on her she was happy and we were off! She has never run off, she has had first rate recall from the start. She is still a different dog outdoors. All the tension leaves her face and she is joyful and playful. She loves the car and stands up and watches everything going past.
She is still very wary and shy but she will ask for her turn if the others are having a cuddle and she will play with toys but stops if she sees me watching her. She is very vocal when asking for her dinner or telling me to open the door for her. She loves her comfort and is first in front of the woodburner after tea.
Even after two years she is making progress and every tiny step forward is a thrill. She is so pretty and absolutely adorable and her puppies must have made a lot of money for the creep who exploited her.

...Last of all came Phoebe about eighteen months ago.

Phoebe had spent about six years living in a puppy farm in Ireland producing pups for sale like a little machine. Her teats were nearly on the ground she had fed so many litters. She had broken teeth and a split tongue and I don’t like to think too closely about how that might have happened. They had had to shave her at he rescue she was in such a mess. She was very stressed and scared and she circled constantly for the first few days.

She has turned out to be the merriest, funniest, most loving little girl anyone could imagine. She sings happily to me as I make her meal and will sleep on my knee all evening. She loves her walks and sniffing new smells. We have started classes and she is absolutely tip top at heel work, her eyes never leave me. Anything else is pretty hopeless, she is far too anxious to do anything that involves letting me walk away from her in a strange environment. She loves her new life and she acts like she thinks she is the luckiest girl in the world.

So if anyone is thinking of taking on an ex breeder as a rescue my advice would be….It’s not for the faint hearted and don’t expect them to be grateful. It can be long journey and I have needed all my experience and optimism. But the rewards have been in the thrill of each step along the way and the pleasure I have had from earning their trust and love. 

All these dogs came from Many Tears Animal Rescue in South Wales. They specialise in rescuing ex puppy farm breeders and have a network of fosterers and supporters all over the country. Currently there is greater awareness and  there is a possibility that Lucy’s Law might  be enacted to put an end to this barbarous industry. We can only hope so.        

#adoptdon’tshop

I hope this is interesting for you. By the way I don’t get steak at the Ivy! Let alone them. You have a vivid imagination about my life. I wish!  Their favourite tea is fish in all its forms, the smellier the better and then they give fishy kisses.
                        


This has been a blog of mixed emotions for me, on one hand it is heart breaking to hear what these beautiful souls have been through and to know that there are thousands of puppies this very second going through the same. On the other hand I could burst with sunshine reading how far these three beauty's have come along and how their lives couldn't be more different than before. They are three very special girls with an extra special owner.

Please share this blog - it is such an important message to spread and people need to know how in this day and age Puppy farms ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE!!

If you would like to read more please have a read of 'Dulcies Blog' in the link below.

 
Thank you so much for reading this blog, my next blog will cover what to look for in a breeder so watch this space.........
All credits for this blog should go to Dulcie, Nancy and Phoebes Mum, thank you again for keeping us updated and lock up those chocolates haha!!xxx

Monday, 12 March 2018

Easter Eggs and dogs - a recipe for disaster!!

Easter Eggs and Dogs - a Recipe for Disaster.



With Easter on the horizon and the shelves filling up with the sassy, shiny Easter eggs - it means one thing here at Bay Vets - when will the first Chocolate poisoning of the season arrive? We have seen it all here eg. a Boxer dog devouring 7 Easter Eggs and packaging that were hidden away in somebodies front room. We however don't get to see the enjoyment of the few minutes it takes to devour a lifetime of chocolate - we see the aftermath which isn't quite so happy. In fact it puts us all off chocolate for a few weeks anyway (as you will see from the photo to follow - please don't read on if you are eating.)
                                 ......and yes it also smells of pure Chocolate too!!

This is the aftermath of a dog eating an excessive amount of chocolate, you can see now why we are easily put off. If a dog gets brought into us after eating chocolate we have to be very cautious. A lot of the times we have to administer some medication to make the dogs vomit and try and get rid of the chocolate that way as demonstrated above. In some cases if the amount ingested is very high we may have to keep the dog in on fluids. If caught in time this is a tough lesson for them to learn (which to be fair never normally stops them) The worse case scenario is death, which is why we recommend to act quickly.

Here is something nice to take your mind of the previous picture!


Below is a guide to what is classed as dangerous amounts of chocolate in dogs - it obviously depends on the age/size of the dog and what sort of chocolate is devoured. Dark chocolate contains more caffeine and theobromine than milk chocolate and its these ingredients which cause the toxicity.





So why is Chocolate safe for us and not dogs you might ask? Well the ingredients that give us a 'chocolate high' aren't great for dogs at all. In fact dogs are very sensitive to Caffeine and Theobromine. The danger being once dogs start eating something they like they don't tend to stop - and we all know most dogs LOVE chocolate!! 

So imagine if you have ever had too much coffee or caffeine - you feel all shaky and jittery and your heart is going ten to the dozen - well this is so much worse for a dog!! Dogs don't just get jittery - it can lead to seizures, psychosis and your dog can also go into a coma.. Also, a dogs’ heart can develop full-blown arrhythmias, which can lead to cardiac arrest. Scary isn't it!!!

Theobromine which is found in the cocoa bean is kidney toxic in high doses. Fortunately us humans can break down the Theobromine before it can build up to toxic levels, but dogs can't break it down quick enough. This is when it builds up in the blood attacking the kidney tissue leading to Renal failure.

Another danger is what can happen to their digestive system!! The ingredients in chocolate cause the dog to become super thirsty. The excessive water mixes with all the naughtiness of chocolate eg butter, cream, nougat - which can lead to pancreatitis, this is when the pancreas begins to digest itself - horrible isn't it!! This can be fatal and dogs have been known to become diabetic in later life!!



And you can hold your horses Milky Bar Kid!! Just because white chocolate doesn't actually contain cocoa it is still dangerous to dogs in high doses. It still contains A LOT of cream, butter and sugar so will certainly have the same effect as dark chocolate when it comes to vomiting, diarrhoea and if eaten in excess Pancreatitis - No Chocolate Is Safe!!



So things to look out for if you think your Dog has over indulged in Chocolate include
  • Excessive Thirst. 
  • Diahorrea
  • Vomitting 
  • Racing Heartbeat
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Death
To reduce the risk of your dog getting Chocolate poisoning there are a number of things you can do?
1.)Not get Easter Eggs - which would be a travesty in itself so instead we would recommend -

2.)Keep all Easter Eggs on a high surface preferably in a room out of bounds - in other words behind lock and key!!

3.)You can now buy Easter Eggs just for dogs which contain none of the toxic ingredients, these probably still wont be as tempting as our eggs but they are a good distraction- although we would always recommend to get them from a reputable seller. 
And whatever you do - DONT FALL FOR THIS!! The oldest trick in the book!!!




We get enquiries throughout the year about dogs eating what they shouldn't, its fairly normal but naughty for them to eat what they want. Below is a list of foods to avoid.
www.petpoisonhelpline.com

Thank you for taking the time to read and share this blog - I hope it can help you. Never worry about being over cautious it is always better to be safe than sorry!!

Thank you, Cheryl.xxx


Monday, 3 April 2017

The Easter Bunnies words of wisdom....




Spring is in the air, the lambs are in the fields and the 'Oh no my dogs eaten 8 chocolate eggs' helpline is back in business- yes Easter has arrived. So whilst most pets choose to enjoy the sprinkles of sunshine, binkies in the garden and long  sunny walks there are always that small handful that like to cause a bit of carnage!!


So how can you stop this from happening?

Yes we can ban Easter eggs from the house - but we need our chocolate fix to get through the bank holiday.

The Easter Egg Hunt
These are always a lot of fun but remember Dogs will eat ANYTHING!! The plastic eggs are a choking hazard and could also lead to blockages if swallowed, hard boiled eggs aren't dangerous but will spoil after a few days. Therefore it is best we give the family dog the best seat in the house whilst the hunt is under way. Make sure all eggs are accounted for at the end of the hunt too as we all know that a dog could find a bone shaped needle in a haystack.

If you are worried your pet may have eaten something they shouldn't for example a plastic egg things to look for include;

Vomiting, usually with abdominal contractions. May be projectile if the obstruction is in the upper small intestine.
Abdominal pain.
Abdominal distension.
Dehydration.
Loss of appetite.
Lethargy and Weakness.
Drooling.
Dogs with partial obstructions may burp and have diarrhoea.

If you are worried about any of the above symptoms do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at www.bayvets.co.uk.



Easter Eggs
We all know not to give dogs chocolate - but somehow every year we get a few sorry characters coming in to the vets to say bye to what they have just eaten. Chocolate in a small quantity of course isn't ideal but dark chocolate is more hazardous. If your dog consumes an un-healthy amount of chocolate (along with the packaging, foil, and what ever else is in the vicinity) please call your vet for advice. We can reduce the risk of this happening by - Not having chocolate eggs at all (which is just silly) or sensibly keeping the eggs out of harms way. From personal experience when it comes to dogs and chocolate - this means on a very high shelf in the spare room under lock and key!! It is also important to let children know NOT to give their Easter treats to pets, there are Easter eggs especially for pets available now if this makes it easier to get through a vet free Easter.
Dangerous Plants
It is common knowledge that Lilies are fatal if they get in the wrong paws but did you know a number of spring flowers are also poisonous? Its almost impossible to keep your pets away from all of these flowers as they are everywhere at this time of year making us humans smile and sneeze. Here is a list of flowers harmful to our pets-

Boo hiss I hear you all say!! Fortunately we rarely see cases where these pretties have been ingested so we can relax as I am sure most houses have a vase of Daf's or Tulips. If you are worried your pet may have had a ravenous run in with any of these flowers please call your vet for further advice.

These on the other hand are like Mr Magregor to Peter Rabbit or Sylvester to Tweety-pie...

LILIES!!
These are highly toxic especially to cats and in most cases can be fatal. This article by www.catsprotecion.org summarises the risks perfectly.
What we would advise is to not risk it happening - if you have pets DO NOT have lilies in your house - even if you think they are out of reach they probably aren't!!

Say NO to the Easter Bunny!!
All those who know me will know how much I LOVE rabbits and would always recommend them as the best pets for those who have the time, knowledge and patience to look after them. Easter time throws all my eggs out of the basket and I would always say don't let the season lead you to make a decision to get a bunny  - I mean we don't all go out at Christmas and buy ourselves a reindeer!! Rabbits take up a lot of time every day, they drain the bank, need lots of space to play, lots of companionship and most of all lots of love!! A lot of animal shelters halt the adoption of rabbits over the Easter period as people get them on a whim - I mean I know they are hard to resist - but they are always there through the year to be rescued!! For more details and advice visit www.makeminechocolate.org.



Easter toys and decorations
Look deep into my eyes..............don't be fooled by my cute exterior - I am here to cause Easter carnage!! It is the norm these days to go all out at Easter - there are twiggy trees, hanging decorations, wreaths, fancy sassy ribbon Easter Eggs, teeny Easter chicks and all kinds of Easter tom foolery. It may look nice - if you don't have cats clawing at everything and dogs chewing and hovering up the mini chicks - so here is how to make it safe.

Keep twiggy trees and hanging decorations out of the reach of pets - they are choking hazards and tummy obstructions waiting to happen.
Ribbons can also cause problems as for some reason cats love to chew and sometimes eat them, these can cause all kinds of problems with their intestines so we advise ribbons are a NO!!
Make sure any Easter toys you do get your pet are pet friendly and large enough to not get swallowed.
Easter egg packaging can also cause problems as pets appetites don't seem to have filters - again plastic and cardboard can cause blockages and the foil on the egg can cause tares and further internal damage. This is the perfect opportunity to make sure the children tidy up after themselves and use the bin.

HERE IS A LIST OF PET PEEVES WHICH ARE BECOMING MORE COMMON AMONGST PET OWNERS - THEY MAY LOOK CUTE BUT - NO!!!




WHY???
We may think pets look adorable in their little fancy dress outfits but if it is causing to much stress for the animal please STOP!! This cat is obviously loving life or maybe its part of its eat the Easter bunny trap!!
Baby chicks and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter addition, but think twice before you run off to your local chick-shop! Not only do these cute babies grow to be large adult animals requiring lots of care, they can sometimes carry Salmonella and other bacteria which can be transmitted to your children and other pets. My advice - stuffed bunnies and bottle brush chicks make much nicer Easter pets.
So I hope if not been to much of a Bad News Bunny!! I hope you and your pets have a fabulous Easter full of Chocolate for humans and sunshine dust, spring walks and extra bank holiday days spent with their staff (for our pets of course.) We are open over the Easter and there is a vet on call out of hours, hopefully we wont hear from you unless it is to tell us our huge Easter egg delivery is on its way.
So for now I shall leave you to enjoy.............


Images taken from Google Images, Make mine chocolate and Cats Protection.