Holiday tales of pet escapades from Dr. Duggan (or – how to try and keep pets safe over the holidays) ♥

Good advice for keeping our pets safe.

Oswego Veterinary Hospital

         The fall and winter holidays are here again, times of the year when we often change up our routines with extra visits from friends and family, and along for the ride come foods, treats, and appealing decorations, packages and gifts.  Sometimes, these can be a hazard to our family pets. Hopefully, you and your pets have made it through Halloween and Thanksgiving unscathed.

         There are many resources out there which talk about holiday hazards.  Many foods are hazardous to dogs, either because they are toxic (such as chocolate or grapes), or can harm their digestive tract (bones, or food packaging, or bread dough), or for other reasons. Check out this ASPCA link for more:  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/people-foods-avoid-feeding-your-pets.  Other hazards can be unexpected. The puppy chews an extension cord for the holiday lights. A house cat sneaks outside and gets lost when the front door is left open by a…

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