Small dogs usually live longer than larger dogs, but their increased lifespan doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. In fact, these five conditions and diseases are more likely to occur in sma ...View Article
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Closed Thanksgiving Day
November 22nd, 2018
We will resume normal business hours Friday November 23rd 7:30am - 6:00pm
Safety Tips for Thanksgiving
1. Fatty Foods: Fatty, rich, or unfamiliar foods can give your pet pancreatitis or gastroenteritis; two medical conditions that can be very painful and even life-threatening.
2. Diet and Exercise: Stick with your pets regular exercise and food schedule as much as possible to avoid a disruption in their routine that can cause gastric upset, vomiting and diarrhea.
3. Bones: Certain bones can lacerate or obstruct your pets' insides. Stick with your pets normal toys and treats.
4. Onions: Onions and onion powder, widely found in stuffing and used as a general seasoning, will destroy your dog or cat's red blood cells, which can lead to anemia.
5. Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins contain a toxin that can cause kidney damage to both dogs and cats.
6. Chocolate: Chocolate can actually be fatal to your dog or cat; so all those sweets must be kept well out of reach.
7. Food Wrappings: Aluminum foil, wax paper and other food wrappings can cause intestinal obstruction. Make sure to place these items out of reach and securely in the garbage.
8. Fresh Water: Make sure your pet always has fresh water. When we have more company in the house, pets may become stressed and increase panting causing them to drink more water. Our guest may also knock into their bowls which may leave them dry.
9. Quiet Time: Make sure your pet has a quiet place to relax should the holiday festivities be too much for him. Monitor their behavior to make sure they are not stressed.
10. Garbage: Keep the garbage out of reach! If your pet gets into it, they may think they hit the lottery, but may end up in the vet with a gastric disturbance, vomiting and diarrhea to the worst-case scenario - death.
If you have an emergency, please call the Emergency Veterinary Hospital at 704-504-9608