Posts in Category: Pet-Friendly Holidays
Most dogs love a good car ride! Unfortunately, riding in cars isn’t always met with unbridled enthusiasm. Instead, many younger dogs experience nausea and other strange sensations which cause fear, confusion, and stress.
While much of this can be attributed to an underdeveloped vestibular system (which controls balance) in puppies, if your dog gets car sick throughout their life it can make traveling with pets very uncomfortable.Read the rest of this entry »
Traveling with your pet is a wonderful way to include them in family fun, but it is not without its challenges. Pet travel is now the norm as we treat our fur friends as family members. There are numerous pet friendly lodging options and pet welcome restaurants, cafes, malls, and other fun choices in entertainment.
The team at Goldorado Animal Hospital encourage you to make some plans to make this holiday the best (and furriest) by following some of these helpful tips.
When it comes to making DIY pet treats, you can bet there is a niche market for the exact type of product you’re looking for. You can also develop your own recipes and become a social media influencer yourself! At the very least, Goldorado Animal Hospital hopes your pet has a satisfying, even indulgent, holiday season, one that is free from worry.
Protecting Them From…
Let’s face it, the months between Halloween and Easter can be really dangerous to pets. Chocolate is everywhere, toxic plants, and more household visitors can mean greater exposure to hazards.
Thanksgiving brings families together around the dinner table which includes every family member – including pets. It’s hard to withstand those puppy dog eyes any time of year, and can seem next to impossible at holiday meals during the “season of giving.” Despite all the begging though, most of our holiday foods can cause major issues for pets.
For the holidays we have compiled this helpful list of foods to help keep you have a safe and pet-friendly Thanksgiving.
The Good (in moderation):
Turkey — As a lean protein, turkey can be good for your cat or dog. Stick with well-cooked white meat and remove the skin, which can be hard to digest. Read the rest of this entry »
Candy? Check. Spooky Spotify playlist? Check. Hot dog costume for your Dachshund? Check. There is much to love about Halloween, and for all of us pet owners it can be a fun opportunity to dress pets up.
Although we think of Halloween as full of innocent fun, many pets can easily become stressed or be put in compromising situations. The constant ringing of the doorbell, strangers walking around in the dark, unattended candy bowls, and even some pranks can cause pets undue stress and increase their risk of illness or injury.
Fortunately, it’s possible to have a pet-friendly Halloween. Our pet safety tips are here to help you have a spooky (but not so scary!) night:
Nothing can ruin your holidays like an emergency room visit, yet this can be one of the busiest times of the year for veterinary clinics. Take preventive measures to p rotect your pets this holiday season and be aware of these top five most common holiday emergencies:
1. Holiday and Ornaments Tinsel
While not toxic, this is very attractive to pets, particularly cats. The shiny, dangling decoration reflects light and can move in the slightest draft — appearing to come alive to watchful critters. The problem with tinsel is that once it’s consumed, it can cause serious injury to your pet. If not caught in time, this foreign body ingestion could actually be fatal as it twists and bunches inside your pet’s intestines. Immediate veterinary care is required. In addition, bright and colorful tree ornaments can attract your pet’s curiosity. Place glass, aluminum and paper ornaments higher up on the tree as these objects in particular are choking and chewing hazards. Broken pieces form sharp edges that may lacerate your pet’s mouth, throat and intestines. Read the rest of this entry »
Happy Easter everybody! Our technician Julie had a new litter join the family (at least for the weekend anyways…) and brought them in for check-ups. It turns out that Peeps get “twitterpated” just like all our other animals so Dr. Prince recommended “fixing” these little guys so Julie wouldn’t be overrun after the holiday.
Thankfully our surgery team was up to the task and the patient was prepped for his procedure. Preanesthetic bloodwork, pre-operative pain medication, and sedation are all important steps we take to ensure the safety of every patient before surgery: Read the rest of this entry »