Deck the halls with boughs of holly … but be sure it’s out of reach of your furry friends. It’s easy to get swept up in the festivities of the season, but don’t forget that added fun means added risks for your pets.
We aren't the only ones excited about the food on Turkey Day. Our furry friends would also love to partake in the feast, but food-related injuries and illnesses are the main cause of pet emergencies over this holiday weekend. From turkey bones to desserts, animals have a tendency to gobble up anything and everything in sight. Learn what is most harmful and the best way to keep your pets healthy.
As Portland continues to grow “up” with the addition of numerous high-rise apartment buildings, local pets are at a greater risk of suffering from high-rise syndrome, especially during the hotter days of summer. High-rise syndrome commonly refers to cats and dogs falling from a two-story surface or higher.
Every year on Independence Day many families experience pet emergencies. The celebration and festivities can cause several hazards to pets that can not only be distressing to them, but also harmful. Loud noises from exploding fireworks, unfamiliar guests, as well as fire hazards and holiday food can result in stress and injury to pets.
With new tick-borne diseases on the rise across the country, tick prevention should be on the forefront of every pet owner’s mind. DoveLewis doctors urge pet owners to use tick control medication and regularly check dogs and outdoor cats for ticks.