Posts in Category: Pet Emergencies & First Aid
Imagine that one day everything went from perfectly normal and acceptable to upside down and topsy-turvy. Pets experience this hair-raising surrealism throughout the year (Christmas, Fourth of July, etc.), but it’s never quite as freaky as the weeks leading up to, and including the actual day of, Halloween.
What can a pet owner do to not only make their pet feel safe, but reduce or eliminate potential hazards? Here is our Halloween pet safety practices to use at home and beyond!
The Usual Suspects
Everyone has heard of rabies, but most have very little, if any, experience with the disease. It’s easy to think of rabies as a disease of the past or one that affects only wild animals, but rabies is still a concern for people and pets around the world. In fact, Brunswick area residents have experienced multiple attacks by rabid animals just this past summer.
World Rabies Day is September 28th, and we can’t think of a better reason to make sure our clients are educated about the dangers of rabies. Keep reading to learn more about risk factors, symptoms, and the many ways you can protect both your pet and your family. Continue…
Do you know if you have any products in your home that could be potential hazards for your dog or cat if the eat them? Many of us know that chocolate, ibuprofen, antifreeze and rat poison are toxic to pets if they are ingested, but what about sugar free products with xylitol, lilies, grapes and raisins, and Gorilla Glue? These are all potential hazards to your pets. Keep them out of reach of your pets, and immediately get help if any of these items are ingested; it happens! Continue…