Saturday, December 14, 2019

First Responders! Att: for cats and dogs

If you're the owner of either and they go south on you for some reason, you're going to be the 1st Responder. Do not call the closest fire station; call your animal's  vet.

Tis the season and all that, but it's also the time of the year that dogs/cats are tempted to chew up the creche and all that lies within it but also the plants particular to Christmas.    The following are poisonous:

mountain laurel

1st - get them away from the source  2nd cautiously swab their mouth out with a finger;  3rd.  save any vomitus in a plastic bag or a small sample of whatever was eaten leaf, flower, and take it with you to the vet.  It can help in a diagnosis by your vet and instant proper treatment.

Another emergency help source is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Poison Control Center    Website is   Phone:  888-426-4435

Heloise said a consultation fee may be assessed.

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