Dr. Babin has put together this post about things to be careful of this holiday season to ensure everyone is happy and healthy
With the holiday season upon us, there are certain things that we should keep in mind to ensure a smooth and uneventful holiday while keeping our pets safe. Certain plants, decorations and foods pose more of a risk to our furry friends than others. I've listed a few here but please feel free to call the clinic if you have questions about certain things
that may not be listed below.
**Something to keep in mind: With many visitors during this time of year- beware of curious pets who may get into Aunt Lou's purse for these special treats or open any wrapped presents under the tree!**
Special treats: With the legalization of marijuana there is a higher chance of our pet's coming into contact with this drug especially if they are made into a delicious snack. Ingesting marijuana can lead to neurological symptoms, even death.
Once again, with so many visitors over the holidays- please beware of sneaky pets who may get into your visitor's medications which could cause serious issues.
For some pets, the extra noise, people and change in schedule around the holidays can really create anxiety in their life. Please consult with your vet if you think this may be an issue for your furry family member.
From everyone at Elmsdale Animal Hospital, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
Dr. Juanita Ashton, BSc, DVM, ACDBC-IAABC is a certified Canine Behavioural Consultant, and one of the owners of the Elmsdale Animal Hospital
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