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Christmas Hazards For Pets

Chocolate Poisoning:
The severity of poisoning depends principally on two things, obviously the amount of chocolate ingested but also the type of chocolate (i.e. milk or dark).

Grape Poisoning
Fruits of the Vitis vinifera (grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas) can, surprisingly, cause renal failure in dogs. Currently the mechanism of action remains unknown, as does the “toxic dose”.

This Christmas we had 2 dogs that stole the Christmas cake… We saw them promptly , administered drugs to cause vomiting , took blood samples to check kidney values before any possible damage , put the dogs on intra venous fluids for 48 hours and rechecked kidney function..

Luckily all appears well , the owners prompt action in calling us helped these 2 dogs avoid a major problem

Poisonous Plants
Mistletoe (Viscum album) – ingestion seems to result in retching, vomiting and salivation but occasionally weak- ness has been reported. The reports of this plant causing neurological signs probably refer to cases involving the plant the Americans call mistletoe (Phoradendron spp).
Poinsettia has a bad reputation, probably as it belongs to the Euphor- bia family. Although it is reported to be very toxic to cats, gastric irriration

Batteries .
Contain acid and can “burn’ mouth , face , oesophagus , stomach

Rabbits and Small Furries in Outside Hutches

When the weather gets really cold , these furry friends may benefit from a little extra insulation on their hutch , or even a pet safe microwaveable “hot water bottle”

Christmas Hazards ,Cold Weather and AntiFreeze

Just a quick reminder with the cold spell coming again , Antifreeze for your car tastes sweet , so your pet may drink it …BUT IT is Very poisonous..

Please Store this chemical very carefully

Christmas Hazards …on your Christmas tree .. look at Hazards as you would a year old baby.. so anything they could eat your pet could SWALLOW and get stuck inside

Poisonous Plants Poinsietta, Misiltoe especially  Berries,  Lilly Plants

Vaccine for Life Plan

We are the first practice in Birmingham to offer a Vaccine for Life Plan to all Dogs and Cats for Just £99. If your dog or cat has completed its puppy or kitten course , or is due for a booster, you can avail of the Vaccine for Life Plan for just £99.

As an incentive if your pets Booster is due , we will include your pets First yearly Booster in the promotional price of £99

For Dogs, All major diseases are covered apart from Kennel Cough/Parainfluenza/rabies

For Cats, Flu/ Enteritis & Leukaemia

detail see Vaccine for Life Plan