This holiday season be sure to safeguard your prescriptions and medications!
Keep all your prescriptions and over the counter medicines tucked away and out of your pets reach. Remind holiday guests to store their medications safely as well. Within seconds curious canines poke around in purses and other personals and gobble up whatever they might find.
During the holidays’ many veterinarians have limited office hour. It is a good idea to keep the number of a nearby veterinary emergency facility posted in a convenient place as well as the number of the Animal Poison Control Center Consultation Services. (1-888-426-4435) (1 888-4ANI-HELP)
Always check with your vet before giving your pet medication. Many medications safe for you can be very harmful, or even deadly to your pet.
Less than 1 regular strength acetaminophen, for example, a 325mg strength Tylenol, can be dangerous to a cat weighing just 7 pounds.
Less than 1 regular strength ibuprofen (200mg) tablet can cause stomach ulceration in a 7-pound cat.
Give your pet a little extra attention over the holidays, so he or she doesn’t feel like he’s been forgotten. Take your pet out for an extra walk. Let your pet get into the gift of giving-make a donation of food, litter, or toys- to your local shelter or favorite charity and put it in your pet’s name.
Always be prepared and remember the best gift of all is your LOVE!