'Tis the Season to Think About Your Pets
November 8, 2017
With Halloween behind us, the "Holiday Season" is about to shift gears. This is the time of year that your already busy schedule becomes overloaded with lots of things to do and places to go. It is also a time when your pets can get into lots of trouble, some with negative consequences. If you take a moment to see the holidays through your pet's eyes, it can help you prepare ahead of time and properly plan for their safety and comfort.
An ultimate bummer for your furry friend during the holidays is an unwanted trip to the veterinary clinic to treat an emergency. It is apt to leave them wary of this time of year going forward and can put a hurt on your finances. Listed below is important information for our patient's family to know:
1) We see emergencies during normal business hours at:
PrimeVet Animal Hospital Business Hours
920 Kingsley Avenue Mon - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Orange Park, FL Saturday: 8:00 am - 12 Noon
(904) 644-7876 Sunday: Closed
2) If your pet requires a level of specialty or after-hours critical care, use:
Clay Duval Pet Emergency Clinic
275 Corporate Way #200
Orange Park, FL
NOTE: The Clay Duval Pet Emergency Clinic is located just minutes from PrimeVET Animal Hospital. They offer 24-hour intensive care and are equipped to provide oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, blood transfusions and nutritional support.
3) If you pet needs poison control emergency response, immediately call:
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
24 Hour Diagnostic & Treatment Hotline
(888) 426-4435 (a fee may apply)
If you do not know, you can talk to your veterinarian's office ahead of time about where you should take your pet should an emergency occur. During all of the holiday season, quick action can save your pet's life in case of an emergency. Common signs of pet distress can include sudden changes in behavoir, hacking cough trying to clear their throat, depression, vomiting or diarrhea, signs of pain and any unusual withdrawal.
Try to think ahead so you and your pets can enjoy the holidays without an emergency. We know you love your furry friends and we do too. Check back for other recommendations for Holiday Pet Safety or visit the American Veterinary Medical Association website for other helpful tips.