Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

Northern Nevada can experience extremely cold weather that can present challenges for pets and their owners during winter months. We have compiled a list of Pet Cold Weather Safety Tips for  to keep your pet safe this winter. Continue…

Winter Safety Tips for Pets

Winter Safety Tips - Fairgrounds Animal HospitalWith the weather to be unexpectedly cold and snowy this winter, make sure your pet is winter ready. Keeps these winter safety tips for your pet in mind. Keeping pet’s inside is the big one, but other topics need to be addressed when planning for a pet safe winter. When walks and outdoor activities are shortened, keep in mind your dog still needs proper stimulation. Busy or puzzle toys while indoors might be helpful to distract a pet that is use to being outside a lot of the time in the summer. Monitor your pet’s toenails. Usually, with taking them for walks, this is a natural file for their nails so nail trims are less needed, but in the winter it may be needed more often. Continue…

Top 10 Holiday Related Pet Hazards

From dvm30.com

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According to VPI, these are the most common reason that pets visit the veterinarian during the holiday season.

From snacking on human treats to biting colorful light bulbs, as the winter holiday season draws closer, remember to keep a watchful eye on your four-legged friends and keep them safe from holiday related pet hazards. In 2011, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) policyholders spent more than $22.8 million on medical conditions commonly associated with the holidays. Continue…

Holiday Pet Safety For Our Furry Family Members

pet holiday safety - fairgournds animal hospitalThe holidays are meant to be a time of celebration, family, friends, and fun! We of course want our pets to be included in the holiday cheer, but there are special considerations for holiday pet safety we need to take to keep them safe and happy through the bustle and excitement of the season. The saddest thing to have dampen holiday memories would be to lose a beloved pet to preventable toxicity or injury, so here are some things you need to be aware of to avoid a trip to the Animal Emergency Center this year!

First of all, we all know our pets don’t always understand what’s safe for them to climb on or ingest, and it is our responsibility to keep harmful objects out of reach. Here is a list of things to keep away from your pet to avoid poisoning, burns, cuts, gastritis, and intestinal blockages or perforations: glass ornaments, candles, potpourri, pine needles, ribbons, bows, tinsel, holiday plants, the garbage, alcoholic beverages, and almost all human foodContinue…