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10 Summer Safety Tips for Pets

It's hot out there! With the temperatures rising, it's important to keep an eye on your pet to ensure their health and safety. Remember, hot weather warnings for us also apply to our four legged friends!

The Michigan Humane Society shared ten summer safety tips for our pets.
Saturday, July 18, 2015/Author: Kristin O'Leary/Number of views (15378)/Comments (0)/
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Tips to Poison-Proof Your Home

As the holiday season approaches, now is a great time to take a moment and review some of the items we all have in our homes that are dangerous for our pets.

From foods to medications or household or holiday hazards, the ASPCA provides a helpful list of items that are harmful.

Foods
Foods that could cause problems for your pet include;
  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate ( the higher the cocoa content, the more toxic )
  • Coffee
  • Fatty foods
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Onions or onion powder
  • Raisins or grapes
  • Salt
  • Yeast dough
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Xylitol or products using xylitol ( sugar substitute )
Medication
  • Your pets should avoid most human medications. Those listed below are the worst offenders.
  • Pain killers
  • Cold medication
  • Cancer treatment medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Vitamins
  • Diet pills
Cold Weather Products
  • Anti-freeze
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Ice melting products
  • Mouse or rat bait or poison
Household Items
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Mothballs
For more items and details, please visit https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/poison-safe-home.
Please contact your vet or an emergency veterinary clinic for help.
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: Kristin O'Leary/Number of views (100871)/Comments (0)/
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VIP Pet Care Clinics

Offering vaccinations and routine veterinary care.

VIP Pet Care will be here every other Saturday to offer non-emergency veterinary care.  
Check out our Events Calendar to see their upcoming visit dates.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013/Author: Wow Administrator/Number of views (87720)/Comments (0)/
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