Halloween Tips just for Dogs

While you are getting ready for Halloween remember to take a few minutes to make sure your dog is well protected. Halloween can be a dangerous time for your beloved animal.

Is your dog stressed?

  • Ears back
  • Tail down
  • Body lowered
  • Rapid panting; drooling
  • Yawning
  • Eyes widened
  • No interest in food or treats
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Holiday Safety for Dogs

The holidays are upon us, and chances are you are running around buying presents, attending parties and enjoying the season. But while you are trimming your tree and hanging your mistletoe, let's remember that there are some aspects of the holidays that can be hazardous to our beloved pets.

Christmas trees

  • Christmas tree water may contain fertilizers and bacteria. If ingested it could cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in your pet.
  • Decorations such as ribbons are very attractive to pets, especially cats, and if ingested can cause intestinal obstruction.
  • Sparkly lights are equally attractive, but can become life threatening if your pet decides to chew the cords.
  • Ensure any tinsel, ribbons, ornaments and ornament hooks that fall to the floor are picked up immediately and secure your tree so that it can’t be toppled or knocked over.
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Dogs and Hot Cars Don't Mix

Everyone loves taking their dog for a car ride especially during the summer season. Always remember it takes only minutes for a dog left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation.

Signs of Heat Stroke

The following signs may indicate heat stroke in a dog:
  • Vigorous or heavy panting
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Tongue and mucous membranes will be bright red in colour
  • Thickened and sticky saliva
  • Vomiting may occur
  • Lying down and unwilling (or unable) to get up
  • Dizziness or disorientation
  • Collapse and/or loss of consciousness
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For copies of our information sheets, contact our office at 250.478.0624.