Holiday Toxicities

Objects Ornaments Tinsel: cats love to ingest tinsel which often gets stuck in the intestines causing a blockage Snowglobes: can contain ethylene glycol; highly toxic to the kidneys in small amounts Liquid Potpourri: severe chemical burns, difficulty breathing or tremors Candles: Pets can easily burn themselves with a wagging tail or curious nose Wires: risk [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:30+00:00December 12th, 2017|Pet Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dog Park Safety

How do I keep my dog safe at the park? Make sure your dog interacts well with others as the dog park is a place of high excitement and interaction. This level of excitement can bring out behaviors you may have never seen in your dog and this can affect their interactions with other dogs. [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:31+00:00July 26th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|0 Comments

New Emerging Threat…Don’t wait, Vaccinate!

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) There have been very recently confirmed cases of CIV H3N2 in Georgia, Florida and now Monroe, Louisiana. This is an opportunity to reinforce the importance of vaccinating because this virus can show up anywhere at any time. CIV is not the same as Canine Parainfluenza or Bordetella. The recommendation is to [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:31+00:00June 13th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|0 Comments