The start of fall brings new seasonal household items that pose a threat to the safety of our pets. These common household items can cause serious problems if ingested by animals. Here is the list of seasonal products that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets. Mushrooms: While mostmushrooms are generally non-toxic, certain types [...]
Giving your dog a bone is a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet. Read the attached article for 10 reasons why you shouldn't feed your dog bones.
Onions, chives and garlic are toxic to your pet, whether raw or cooked and even in small quantities. Onions can cause hemolytic anemia, which can cause damage to the red blood cells causing them to burst. It can take two to four days after ingestion before symptoms appear. Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of [...]
Have a dog that chews up his toys? Try a whole coconut. Non-toxic and impossible to chew through. Just make sure it is large enough that it can't be swallowed.
Pilling a dog can be quite a chore. Here are some ideas that may help. Pill pockets, a piller gun, hiding the pill in peanut butter, or pushing it down. Some dogs are very suspicious so if you use a treat method, give your dog the treat without the pill in it first. This gets him [...]
We are now offering Laser Therapy here at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic. Laser Therapy can be done during a regular office visit, lasting 15 minutes or less and treatments are painless. Watch this short video to see the benefits it has had on Shadow. *testimonial not from our clinic*
Abrupt changes in diet can result in digestive distress. Introduce new foods gradually over several days’ time.
Toss the Cigarettes. Secondhand smoke is no joke for pets—it can cause asthma, bronchitis, lymphoma and oral, nasal and lung cancers. Quit now and you’ll save money on vet bills. At the very least, avoid smoking around your pet.
Every dog needs plenty of toys to stave off boredom by chewing, tugging, shaking and killing, tossing, carrying, hiding, burying and napping with them. Rotate toys to keep them interesting.
Feed a diet that is age-appropriate. Puppies need the extra protein and calories found in growth formulas whereas as senior dogs need much less of both in order to maintain their youthful figures.