Happy 4th of July to everyone! With the coming holiday weekend, we would like to remind you to keep your pets safe. Keep pets indoors and in a quiet room. July 5th is the busiest day for shelters across the country because animals that get scared run away. Make sure your pets have their collars, tags, and check that chip!!
We have performed 2 foreign body surgeries lately. Make sure your pets are kept away from 4th of July BBQs – skewers, charcoal (yes, we’ve seen it!), corn cobs, and foil wraps are common items that pets may curiously eat. Here is an xray we took last week of a cute pup that ate a few small magnets!
Other issues we have seen recently have been with feet. We have seen several swollen toes, broken toe nails, and cracked pads. This weekend’s weather is going to be amazing….and hot! Remember, if you wouldn’t walk bare foot, it’s too hot for your pet. Check out the collage of some interesting feet we have seen recently. Remember to check your pet’s feet and toe nails! We would be happy to do a nail trim to prevent long nails from breaking, catching, or wrapping around into the pad.
Although we are closed over this holiday weekend, we are available if you need us. Please call our after hours number if you have an immediate concern. We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!