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ST-GAZETTE, APRIL 6, 2012 Page 7 NEAD EASTER PARTY Saturday, April 7 th North End Against Drugs will hold their Annual Easter Party & Puppet Show on Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 am till Noon. The event will be held at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Egg coloring and photos with the Easter Bunny will be from 10:00-11:00 am. The puppet show will be at 11:00 am. This event is sponsored by Michael Giannasoli in Memory of his Mother Florence. The puppet show is sponsored by City Councilor Sal LaMattina. "This is a great event for children of all ages", states NEAD President John Romano. "We are very grateful to Mikey and Councilor LaMattina for their support each year." Make sure you bring your camera to take a photo with Peter Rabbit. We will have egg coloring and candy for all the children. Every child will also receive an Easter Goody Bag as well. The event is free and open to all North End/Waterfront Residents, Nazzaro Center mem- bersnand NEAD sponsors. We hope to see you all there. &va ALBERT A. DENAPOLI, ESQ. Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. 101 Huntington Avenue Prudenta Center Boston, MA 02199 (617) 218-2024 Direct (617)218-2000 Main (617) 261-7673 Fax E-Mail: Web Address: The law firm of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. provides individuals, businesses and municipalities with sophisticated and cost-effective legal counsel in the areas of estate planning, taxation, real estate, corporate law, executive benefits, business litigation, environmental law, and insolvency law. The firm is unique in its ability to provide comprehensive and high quality legal services normally associated with significantly larger firms but in a more cost effective manner. : ! Meeting BUONA PASQUA! --THE LOMBARDO FAMILY-- THE LOMBARDO COMPANIES o dos Conference & Function Facilities Newly Renovated Lombardo's reat Things Start Here! 6 Billings Street, Randolph, MA 02368 Visit us on FACEBOOK You can email your questions to to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-heartedI Thanks. Keep my pooch friends safe by avoiding the seven deadly sins of Easter. Easter is just around the bend, and while it typically means tons of fun for the kids. Easter egg hunts, colorful Easter bas- kets stuffed to the brim with chocolate bunnies, marsh- mallow chicks (right on, my human companions favorite) and jelly beans galore, it could mean real trouble for some of our other family members, our animals. So while the rest of the family is celebrat- ing this joyous holiday, make sure your dogs and cats stay happy and healthy with a few tips on the potential pet per- ils of Easter. EASTER LILIES are beau- tiful and symbolic of many of the virtues of the holiday; however, they and all other lily flowers are deadly poison to cats if any part of the plant is ingested. Families with house cats simply should not risk the lethal danger posed to their pets by having lilies anywhere near their cats. All portions of the plant are poi- sonous to cat's kidneys when eaten and, even with prompt veterinary care, treatment is not always successful. Lilies as beautiful as they are-are life threatening to cats. and the two should be kept far apart. CHOCOLATE while choco- late might taste good to the kids and parents it can be quite dangerous for dogs and cats. Chocolate contains caf- feine and a compound called theobromine, which stimu- lates the nervous system and can be toxic to animals. If enough is ingested, your pet can suffer from vomiting, di- arrhea, abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, seizures, and worst case scenario, death. While all forms of chocolate can be toxic to cats and dogs, white chocolate has the least amount of stimu- L:" i lants. Dark and baking chocolate have the highest. PLASTIC EASTER BAS- KET GRASS Easter grass may serve as a nice cushy nest for all the eggs and candy gathered during the Easter egg hunt, but if you dog or cat finds it too tanta- lizing to pass up, it could cause some real problems. The plastic component of Eas- ter is non digestible, and can get tangled in your animal's intestines. This can lead to a blockage and potential per- foration. If ingested, the grass can cause choking or become lodged inside the stomach or intestines creat- ing an obstruction. Signs of obstruction are loss of appe- tite and vomiting. Animals showing these symptoms should be taken to the vet- erinarian for an abdominal x-ray. This problem is treated with surgical removal of the to your dog or cat. There are jelly beans, puffy marshmal- low chicks, candied eggs and more, all of which can cause gastrointestinal disturbance in animals. Most threaten- ing though are products con- taining Xytitol, an artificial sweetener. Xylitol can be so toxic to pets that within 30 minutes of consuming a small amount of Xytitol- sweetened product, a dog can experience a dramatic drop in sugar, begin vomiting, be- comelethargic and have dif- ficulty standing or walking. Some may have seizures, develop internal hemorrhag- ing and lesions, and suffer liver failure. ROTTEN EASTER EGGS Easter egg hunts are tradi- tion for most families, and event children always look forward to. So may your dogs, which is why it's important to keep track of where all the hard-boiled eggs are hidden when planning your backyard Easter egg hunt. Many ani- mals have become sick after sniffing out and consuming a rotten Easter egg that was likely forgotten from a previ- ous hunt. If possible, use plastic eggs instead of real eggs. However, if you do use plastic eggs, make sure your dog can't get inside them and foreign material and is con- eat the contents or worse yet, sidered a true emergency, try to swallow the plastic egg OTHER CANDY Chocolate and choke on it, or get it is not the only candy finding lodged in his intestine. its way into the Easter bas- kets that often sit at eye level (Continued on Page 10) Jtappy 8aster CAPPUCCIO ENTERPRISES, LLC Michela C. Cappuccio (T) 781-289-2759 Proprietor / Publisher (F) 781-286-5839 CappuccioEnterprises @ r dappff aster PINELLI'___S Bakery and Function Facilities Visit our Shops for your Traditional Easter Specialties Pizza Grana (Wheat Pie), Pizza Ghiena, Strufoli, Taralles, St. Joseph Zeppole Italian Pastry and more 282 Bennington Street, East Boston 617-567-1992 Route One South, Lynnfield 781-592-5552 /