|Posted by petemergencyclinic on October 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM|
Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,
We are rapidly approaching the Halloween season, a time of candy, costumes, spooky ghosts, and pet vomiting and diarrhea. At Pet ER, we are stocking up now on medications to assist vomiting and diarrhea symptoms.
Though I know that we all tend to get caught up in the silliness that is this day, remember that your pets do not need candy or even ANY treats.
Here are a few tips on helping your pets survive the Halloween events....(If you use these, you may cause me to have overstocked on intestinal medicine- GOOD!)
1) Keep your pets IN on that day. You hear about black cats being kidnapped, but any pet could be targeted by the wrong person. Avoid the problem by enclosing your pet safely.
2) Avoid giving your pets candy or ANY treats at this time. Even supposedly safe pet treats may sometimes be toxic or at best cause an upset stomach.
3) Be sure that your pet is fed its normal diet and properly cared for, since everyone is distracted at this time.
If your pet becomes ill on or near the Halloween holiday, get it to your DVM during business hours, or to Pet Emergency Clinic if it occurs on a night, weekend, or holiday. Best not to wait. Early handling usually results in faster and cheaper recoveries.
You CAN do something about pet illness.
That is all.
Dr. John Emerson, Pet Emergency Clinic