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Safety Tips for Your Pet During the Holiday’s

Food
Part of the Holiday season is the food.  While there are lots of treats your pet can have, here are some of the most common ones that are toxic or dangerous for them.  Keep these items safely stored away from your counter or table surfing 4-legged family members.

Chocolate, coffee, tea, grapes/raisins, xylitol (artificial sweetener), raw dough/unbaked breads (leavening agents), alcohol, avocado, fresh coconut (flesh, milk, oils), macadamia nuts, nuts (oils=pancreatitis), onions/garlic/chives (raw and cooked), salty foods, raw/undercooked meat/eggs, milk/milk products

Objects

Pets sometimes eat the strangest things, and during the holidays, there are lots of new items for them to explore.  Many items pose a hazard from being a poison, an intestinal blockage, choking hazard and severe gastric upset.  Keep these, and any other things you do not want your pet to get into securely out of their reach.

Tobacco, vaping capsules, E-juice, bones, recreational drugs, toys, scented candles, Scentsy type wickless candles, air fresheners, garbage (kitchen, bathroom, other), compost

Gatherings

Holidays are all about family, friends and celebrations.  There are often lots of people coming and going, or you are visiting.  Along with these come many scary and potentially dangerous situations for our pets.  Protect your pet by keeping these out of reach, by providing a safe & quiet retreat for your pet away from the hustle and bustle and have a collar and name tag & microchipped pet. 

Guests, strangers, children, medications that guests/hosts may have in their luggage or within pets reach, fireworks, loud noises, music, escaping out open doors/gates, rock salt/ice melts, antifreeze, frostbite, hypothermia

Plants & Decorations

The holidays are not complete without decorations.  While beautiful, these can pose significant and potentially life-threatening hazards for our furry friends.

Poinsettias, holly berries, mistletoe, tinsel, garland, popcorn strings, needles & threads, tree bark, tree stand water/chemicals, glass decorations, unstable tree/tree stands, hot lights, electrical cords, edible decorations, ribbons, wrapping supplies

Holiday Hours MRAH

Dec 23rd 8-6, Dec 24 9-noon, Dec 28 & 29 8-8, Dec 30 8-6, Dec 31 9-noon, Jan 3 8-8

Closed – Dec 25, 26, 27, Jan 1 & 2

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Last updated: May 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Mountain Road Animal Hospital