Easter treats pose danger for pets

Published On: Mar 30 2013 06:04:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 30 2013 11:50:43 PM CDT
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

With all those extra Easter sweets around the house, you may want to keep a close eye on your furry friends.

It can actually be life-threatening for your dog or cat to get into chocolates or other sugary Easter treats.

Decorations like grass can also be dangerous for pets to eat.

If you think your pet may have eaten something it shouldn't have, veterinarians urge you to bring it in for a checkup right away.

"They can become toxic in less than 24 hours. If you wait a day to see what happens it can become too late. Veterinarians would rather owners be proactive with serious things like that, without a question," said veterinarian Tom Thompson.

Lilies are also toxic for cats.

Thompson says all it takes is a couple of petals for a cat to get extremely sick.