Tag Archives: holidays

How to Keep Your Pet Off the Naughty List (and out of the Emergency Room)

A turkey bone lodged in a dog's throat

The holiday season is a time of celebrations and a time spent with friends and family. But at AMC, it can be a time of increased animal ER visits. With more special treats around the house, the risk your pet can eat foods from the naughty list increases. When we’re with friends and family, focused

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The Top Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets in a Pandemic

A dog looks at two holiday cocktails on a table

In past holiday seasons, I have written about a variety of holiday-specific dangers: electric cords, candles, party fare, gift wrap and ribbon. I’ve also written about chocolate poisoning and toxic floral arrangements. Even though holiday activities will be scaled back this year, these pet dangers continue to pose a threat. My focus for today’s blogpost

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Do you really need a cat sitter?

A kitten on a blanket

This week marks the beginning of the 2018 holiday season and with the holidays comes travel for celebrations with family and friends. Grandma may not have your cat on the holiday guest list, and other cats are just homebodies. With all the smart devices available to cat lovers, is a cat sitter really necessary when

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Pet Holiday Gifts 2016

A dog jumping off a bed

Every holiday season for the past several years, I have amalgamated a list of interesting gift ideas with pets and their families in mind. Given the Animal Medical Center’s focus on pet health, this list always has a decidedly health-related slant. Most of the gifts help address healthcare issues AMC veterinarians see on a daily

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