Easter pet safety tips from Pima Animal Care Centerby Pima County News on Mar. 28, 2013, under Health, Pima Animal Care Center, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Tucson
If it is time to add a pet to your family, Pima Animal Care Center would like to caution against buying a bunny or chick without first considering the responsibility that comes with caring for these traditional symbols of the holiday. If feeding, exercise and daily attention seem like too much commitment, a stuffed animal might be a better choice for a child’s basket.
Celebrate the holiday safely.
Easter baskets can be a veterinarian visit waiting to happen. Candy, and particularly chocolate, can make pets very sick. Colorful faux grass can cause serious intestinal problems. Store goodie baskets where the inquisitive little furries can’t reach.
Many holidays have flowers associated with them that are bad for pets and Easter is no different. The national Pet Poison Helpline (800-213-6680) reports that it receives hundreds of calls from pet owners whose pets have ingested Easter lilies, which can be toxic to cats and can result in gastrointestinal problems for dogs.
If your family does decide to embrace this time of renewal and rebirth with a new pet, Pima Animal Care Center is running an Easter special, beginning Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31.
Adopters can select from a basket of Easter eggs offering a variety of discounts, starting at $10 off our regular adoption fee of $50, which includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations and one vet visit. A few eggs even have a “free” coupon in them.
Come visit our adoption center at4000 N. Silverbell Roadon Friday from noon until 7 p.m.
We’re open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
More information is always available at www.pima.gov/animalcare.