Friday, November 21, 2014
We know many of you are in need of food, medications and care of your pets. We will reopen as soon as possible and stay open until all immediate needs can be met. Our sincere apology. Please stay safe and keep our little friends inside and warm.
Posted by Hamburg Veterinary Clinic at 5:39 AM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
EASTER HOLIDAY SAFETY
Easter is a time of celebration for many, but that can change if your pet is exposed to one of the toxins that are available during the season.
Chocolate is one of the most common hazards pets can be exposed to during the Easter season. The potential effects depend on the amount and type of chocolate your pet ingests. It is the methylxanthines in chocolate that are toxic. Methylxanthines are also contained in coffee and tea.
From least to most toxic is: white chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet dark chocolate, baking chocolate, instant cocoa, dry cocoa powder and cocoa beans. Cocoa mulch which is used in gardening is also toxic and pet owners should avoid its use in areas accessible to their pet.
Should your pet ingest chocolate, call your veterinarian immediately. Signs of chocolate toxicosis include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, restlessness, increased urination, and heart abnormalities. Large exposures can result in seizures, coma and even death.
Should your pet ingest chocolate, call your veterinarian immediately for advice on what to do.
Easter lilies are another common source of toxicosis, especially to cats. All plants of the lily family have the potential to cause kidney failure. Make sure if you have lily plants in your home or garden, that your pets do not have access to them.
Time is important with all ingestions of a toxic substances. Do not wait to see if your pet develops symptoms! Call as soon as you think a toxic substance may have been ingested.
Posted by Hamburg Veterinary Clinic at 7:35 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014
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The Hamburg Veterinary Clinic Blog pages are to assist you in helping your pet live a long, happy, healthy life. Blog pages will be posted on topics such as holiday safety, important health issues, wellness veterinary care and new products and services which become available. Check back soon for tips on keeping your pet safe during the Easter Season!
Posted by Hamburg Veterinary Clinic at 11:36 PM