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Beware of springtime hazards for your four-legged friends

Spring is finally here! We cannot wait for longer days and more of the sun’s rays. With the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and home improvement projects.

Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor festivities, take note of potential springtime hazards for your four-legged family members.

Easter is April 4 this year, so be sure to keep lilies and candy in check! Chocolate goodies are toxic to cats and dogs, and lilies can be fatal if ingested by cats. Cats love to chew on colorful plastic grass found in Easter baskets, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, and dehydration.

While live bunnies, chicks and other baby animals are adorable, resist the urge to buy them. These cute babies grow up fast, require specialized care, and are often surrendered to the shelter after the holiday. Stick with a stuffed pet instead!

Many pet parents welcome the breezy days of spring by opening their windows. Unfortun...

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