Valentine’s Day Pet
Health/ Safety Tips
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the ones we love should be
a great day, and not one you should have to sit in Pet ER. We would like to
share some ways to keep your beloved furry family members safe.
Flowers are a nice gift to send to someone you
care about-but remember some of them can be Toxic to pets. Especially Lilies
can be deadly to our feline friends, even the water they are put into. Roses also pose a danger to pets from their
thorns- swallowing or stepping on stems can cause a serious wound that may
It is sweet to give your sweetheart a box of
Chocolate, or sugar-free candy for V-day, just remember pets like to sneak
pieces to. Most common Types are Milk and Dark chocolates, and bakers
Chocolate. Chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures, and
tachycardia. Sugar –free candy contains Xylitol which can lead to hypoglycemia
in pets. It can also cause depression, seizures.
A little mood lighting with candles can pose a
fire hazard if knocked over by a curios pet. They may also get burned if they
get to close to flame. Make sure to never leave unattended candles around pets.
Toast anyone? Serving wine or champagne to celebrate
the special day. Alcohol even in small
amounts can be very harmful to pets. Some of the symptoms that alcohol can
cause in pets are lack of coordination, tremors, trouble breathing, and coma.
Larger amounts can cause fatal respiratory failure if ingested.
Pretty Ribbons and Bows look great on presents,
not so much inside a beloved pets tummies. They can cause vomiting, and even a
blockage that may need to be removed surgically. Please make sure wrapping go
into trash not pets tummies.
Gifting a furry companion for a love one might
sound like a great idea, but remember a pet is a lifelong commitment your love
one may not be ready for. Returning a
pet may be more complicated than you think.
Popping the Question? Remember pets like sparkly
stuff too (Gems/Diamonds) belong on your fingers and necks, and not in their
tummies. Be careful that you do not end up engaged to a Pet Emergency Hospital
this Valentine Day.
Homemade dog treats are fun and tasty for your
furry love ones. You can try recipe from the Home and Family show. Ingredients:
1 cup pumpkin puree, ¼ cup peanut butter, ¼ cup coconut milk, 3 cups gluten-
free oats. Directions: in a bowl, combine pumpkin, peanut butter, and coconut
milk until well combined. Gradually add 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats at low
speed, beating just until incorporated. Roll the mixture out on a cutting board
and flatten with a rolling pin, the mixture should be pretty thick about ¼
inch. (because they will not rise.) You can use flour to make it less sticky.
Using a heart sharp cookie cutter, cut out hearts and set them on a cookie
sheet with wax or parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator until firm, about