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Christmas is coming!

posted by Westward Animal Hospital    |   December 13, 2016 12:35
Christmas is upon us once again so just a reminder to keep your pets from getting into stuff they shouldn't! The obvious one is chocolate, especially dark chocolate and bakers chocolate since it has more cocoa powder that is toxic to our furry friends. Just steer clear of chocolate in general, other things include macadamia nuts which can cause quite a severe toxic reaction, nutmeg can cause tremors/seizures, onions and garlic can cause anemia, and candy that contains xylitol causes liver damage. There are several things that we have to watch out for with our pets so if you are wondering if something is toxic, give us a call? you can also call the pet poison helpline 1-800-213-6680 if you are concerned your pets has ingested something it shouldn't have!

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Happy Easter

posted by Westward Animal Hospital    |   April 2, 2015 12:47
Happy Easter! We hope everyone has a great holiday. Just remember to keep your pets away from all the delicious chocolate and candy. Chocolate can cause diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, hyperactivity, irregular heartbeat and seizures. If enough is consumed it can even cause Death. Sometimes the pet won't show any signs illness but that does not mean they are not affected. Sugerless candies contain xylitol and can cause liver damage and in high enough doses also can cause death. So just remember to be safe and have a great holiday!

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