Seasonal Tip: Winter Safety

There are a number of things you need to remember to keep your pet healthy, warm, and safe this winter season:

  • Avoid leaving your pet outside for an extended period of time. Pets can be vulnerable to hypothermia and frostbite just like we can.
  • Keep poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe out of your pet’s reach; these plants can be very toxic and make your pet sick if ingested.
  • Take shorter walks outside with your pet, and invest in a set of booties to protect their paws from the cold, and sidewalk salt, which can burn their paw pads.
  • Keep antifreeze containers tightly sealed and stored where your pet can’t reach them. Also check for spills and puddles in your garage, if your pet ever spends time in that area.
  • Keep the fur around your pet’s paw pads neatly trimmed to prevent the accumulation of snow clumps and sidewalk salt.
  • Instead of using sidewalk salt on your driveway, try sand, cat litter, or another pet-friendly de-icer.

REFERRALS

Taking care of your furry family members is not something we take lightly. We are honored that you trust us with your pet’s care, and just as honored that you trust us enough to recommend us to your friends, family and neighbors.

Your referrals are the highest compliment you can give, and you can be sure we’ll take great care of them, just like we do for you and your pets. Thank you for helping us grow!

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SEPARATION ANXIETY

Have you ever come home to find mutilated plants, chewed up pillows or furniture that’s been destroyed?

Separation anxiety can result in destructive behaviors, house soiling and excessive barking. If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs of distress, talk to us about ways we can help.

With behavior management techniques, time and patience, your pet will learn to feel more comfortable when home alone.

 

DENTAL CARE

Did you know that more than 70 percent of dogs and cats have some form of dental disease by the age of 3?

When teeth aren’t kept clean, plaque accumulates and hardens into tartar, an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply.

Eventually gums become red and inflamed, creating pockets where more bacteria collect. This bacteria can even enter the bloodstream and affect the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs.

Your pet’s teeth should be just as sparkly white as yours. Talk to us about brushing up on your pet’s dental health today.