Easter treats that are not so sweet for our pets.

This article has been updated for the 2015 Easter season.

Leesburg Vet Blog

Will the Easter Bunny be making a stop at your house this weekend?

Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe amid baskets full of candy and springtime treats.

Does your furry friend want to dive into Easter treats like this guy? Learn which springtime goodies may be hazardous to your pet’s health. Image source: istock photo

Candy toxicity and other seasonal poisonings spike in veterinary hospitals around Easter.  Some items which are perfectly safe for human consumption are highly toxic for pets. Protect your pets by avoiding these 5 common spring time goodies and click on the links to get more in-depth information on each subject.

1.   Chocolate

In small amounts chocolate can cause vomiting and diarrhea but in large amounts it can be potentially fatal.  Avoid feeding this sweet treat to your pets and substitute a slice of apple instead.

2.    Xylitol

Xylitol is a…

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