Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that can pose many dangers to
cats, dogs and other pets. Take precautions to avoid holiday hazards to pets and keep in mind the following tips:
Keep Bones Out of a Dog or Cat’s Reach
Turkey bones can be very tempting to a cat or dog, and a dog or cat who eats a bone can suffer an intestinal obstruction, punctures and tears to the intestinal tract and potentially deadly internal bleeding. To avoid this danger, keep all bones in a sealed plastic container. Then, dispose of the bones in a sealed outdoor trash can.
Confine Cats and Dogs When Guests Arrive
Some dogs and cats are very social, others don’t appreciate
strangers. Many cats and dogs find holiday guests overwhelming and frightening. Combine this fright with a guest’s attempt to pet the nervous cat or dog and its highly likely for a dog or cat to bite or scratch. To avoid injury to the pet and to guests, supervise all interactions with the household pets. When this is not possible, it’s best to confine the cat or dog to a kennel or spare bedroom on Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs and Cats
Many dog and cat owners feel the urge to share their meal
with pets. This is usually permissible, but in moderation. Most of the foods served at Thanksgiving are safe for pets, though pet owners should always double-check a list of toxic food items just to make sure. Foods high in fat should always be avoided as this can cause pancreatitis, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Keep the Emergency Vet and Pet Poison
Control Numbers Handy
The holiday season is a common time for illness and injuries in pets. Always keep the number and address of your local veterinary clinic handy, along with the number to the ASPCA’s Pet Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) – just in case.
WE PROUDLY WELCOME
DR. MARTIN BURNETT, DVM
TO OUR COUNTRYSIDE TEAM
Dr. Martin Burnett, DVM joined our team October 1, 2014. He brings 20 years of experience in both large and small animal practice.
Dr. Martin graduated from Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and began his veterinary career at Bailey Veterinary in Roseburg .
Watch for Dr. Martin out and about in the new CVS out call truck.
Dr. Tammy and the CVS team invite you to call in and schedule your appointment with Dr. Martin today.
All proceeds benefit Countryside Veterinary’s Annie’s Fund
Annie’s fund is a savings account that our staff uses from time to time to help out a needy pet family. This might include money to help pay for a life saving operation or medicine for a sick pet. Our focus for this fund is elderly clients or others who are on a fixed income.
Donations into this account are made throughout the year by our generous clients, through raffles, And other fundraisers. This is a small gesture, but every little bit helps when a pet has an unexpected illness.
One ticket for $1.00 or six tickets for $5.00
Winner will be announced October 1, 2014
Quilt on display at Umpqua Bank. Tickets must be purchased here at Countryside Veterinary.
She was the winner of Kindle Fire. Diane has many sweet dogs who take Merial flea products. Thank you Merial for donating the Kindle Fire for the raffle. Watch for more fun raffles in the future!