Happy Easter to all of our wonderful Ark clients and patients! We hope that you all enjoy a safe and relaxing Easter break with your family and furry friends.
We will be closed over the long weekend, except for Saturday between 9am to 12pm. During this time, we will be available by appointment only. If you have an emergency outside of these hours, contact Northside Emergency Veterinary Service on (02) 9452 2933.
We all like to spoil our pets (sometimes a little too much!), and Easter time is no exception. It’s important to remember though, that our pets are not able to eat the same treats as us! Chocolate is a big no for dogs and cats. It contains theobromine which is unable to be processed by their bodies, leading to a range of severe, and potentially deadly, issues. Foil wrapping can result in intestinal blockages, often requiring surgical intervention. Hot cross buns are a tasty human treat, but can be deadly to dogs as they contain dried fruit. Many people don’t know, but grapes, sultanas and raisins are actually toxic to dogs, even if consumed in small quantities. Signs of toxicity may include vomiting, salivating and abdominal pain, and lead to kidney failure or potentially death.
When celebrating this Easter, make sure to let the Easter Bunny know to hide chocolates out of reach, or to keep your pets in a separate section of the house.
Best Wishes from The Ark Vet Team