Goodbye summer and hello fall!
Autumn brings many delights- pumpkin spice, changing leaves and cooler weather. However, it also brings new allergens such as ragweed and molds. Signs of allergies in pets include itching, scooting, licking, coughing,and gagging. If you’re noticing an increase in any of these symptoms in your dogs or cats, you might need to refill your allergy medications or schedule an appointment with Dr. Locke. Sometimes, allergies can cause secondary problems such as diarrhea or vomiting, ear infections or skin infections- these conditions can be serious! If you have any concerns about your pets’ allergies, we’re just a phone call away.
Cooler weather also means an increase in rodenticide use. These products are helpful to keep rats and other pests out of your home but they can be very harmful to your pets if ingested. Only a small amount can be toxic to dogs or cats. If you suspect your pet might have gotten into any type of rodenticide, or notice any signs of toxicity like seizures or vomiting, make sure to call our office or the Pet Poison Hotline (available for free 24/7 at 855-764-7661) as soon as possible.
If you are planning on traveling for the upcoming holidays, we offer a variety of boarding options! We have a feline-only area and are also able to accommodate large dogs. We offer bathing and nail trims as well. Dr. Locke is available to help with any medical emergencies that might arise during their stay. Our trained staff always strives to provide an enjoyable and stress-free experience for our furry friends. Ask us about our current pricing and boarding specials!
We hope you’re as excited for fall as we are! And remember to keep the Halloween candy out of reach-artificial sweeteners and chocolate are toxic!