H A L L O W E E N is around the corner (okay about a month away).
It is exciting to look forward to SOMETHING for 2020, so why not look at HALLOWEEN. We want to make sure that everyone continues to say safe so here a couple of things to work with:
- If you are going out with your pets, make sure that you stay on the sidewalks or have some type of lighting so you are visible to the traffic in your costumes and clothing.
- Make sure to bundle up – Missouri has typically terrible weather but last couple years we have been fortunate with nice temperatures if not warmer than normal.
- THE CANDY – okay, we all love CANDY but the dog’s digestive systems are not fans of sweets and some of the times the types of candy can be more harmful than good. So be wary of what we feed or what the pets get into. We know I’m talking about the dogs – the cats are more than likely going to be judging everyone from their perches in the house. Be cute if they had score cards (haha). Anyway, I digress for the candy, make sure to avoid the raisins (not the best house to visit), chocolate, macadamia nuts & Xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener which could be found in anything – verify that it is not in the ingredient listing.
- The costumes are the CUTEST but not always something that they themselves would recommend to their friends. Do not get upset if they are not ones to enjoy dressing up. Make sure they are not left alone to eat the costume which can cause you to visit the emergency center. When buying make sure it fits appropriately if possible, they do not care about the size.
- Traveling – when going outside if the weather is warmer, we do not want the dogs to get overheated with their costumes. Know that they can not tolerate the temperatures like their humans. Their poor paw pads can also take a beating with the concrete if not used to the surface. Just be observant of the pet to make sure they are not having any problems.
Now let’s talk about the fun things for Halloween. It can be the CUTEST thing that we do but for some it can be SO OVER THE TOP, they can not believe you did that to your poor animal. I am one that dresses mine up and down for my benefit. Take pictures but who knows if you can get them back in it once you take it off.
If the pets come into the office the week of Halloween, we will post them to Our social media pages to give a “shout out”. If you wanted to submit pictures to us, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn Halloween Costume. We will try to get those up sooner rather than later.
ABOVE ALL ELSE, have fun, be safe and enjoy yourselves, but do not let them over indulge themselves.
Yorkshire Animal Hospital Staff
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EXCITING NEWS AT YORKSHIRE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Diesel is excited to announce he has found an experienced veterinarian that will shorten your wait times to be seen. We have hired Dr. Daniel Boggs who will be joining our practice in September. A brief biography of Dr. Boggs follows. Please welcome him to our practice and community.
Help pets during the 4th of July
Hope everybody has a safe Fourth of July.
Recommendations for the animals to have a safe Fourth of July as well:
1) Make sure to feed them slightly early to take them on a very long satisfying walk minimum of 1 hour prior to firework display. (As long as it is not too hot)
2) Since we are all at home, we can go ahead and stay with our pets this year instead of running off to parties. Just because we may be having some festivities of our own, do not give them anything from the table especially pork products & corn on the cob.
3) If they have anxiety, put them in the lowest part of the home and/or a darkened area with music playing loud enough to drown out some of the noise.
4) Give them something to do, if you have a Kong toy you can put some frozen peanut butter inside or some type of a Frozen treat which takes a longer duration of time for them to get it out.
5) If any of the animals are on medications to help with their anxiety are there stress make sure to have given those as directed by your veterinarian.
6) Recommendation is not to take the pets outside to see the pretty fireworks that go off since they feel the concussions from the firework explosion. We do not want our animals to run off during this time and get lost or get hurt. The safest place for them is in the home.
Pet Health Network
We’re excited to announce the launch of Petly–your personalized pet health page! We have decided to move away from our current pet portals and upgrade to Petly, a new system we are very excited about.
So what exactly is Petly? We like to describe it as a single place for everything about your pet. With your upgrade, you’ll have access to a ton of great features, including:
Pet Health, Centralized
Keeping your pet healthy has never been so easy! Review your pet’s health records and more. Request an appointment or order a prescription online. Petly is designed to let you access your pet’s health resources when you need them most.
Your Pet’s Appointment Information
View up-to-the-hour information on future appointments. Know when to arrive and what to expect at each appointment.
The Latest in Pet Health
Find informative articles about the latest in pet health from the Pet Health Network. From medical articles to behavior tips, breed information to breaking news about tick borne diseases and food recalls, the Pet Health Network has it all to help you keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible.
With a live Facebook feed, see the latest in pet-related news, learn about deals and offers, and stay in touch.
When our practice activates Petly on 4/1/2020, you’ll get an email invitation to login to your new page. During your first login, you?ll be asked to create your password. Be sure to write it down!