Your pet’s health is an important concern, obviously, and while regular
visits to your
animal clinic here is Dallas can help prevent illness and disease, you need to also
be aware of the dangers present in and around your home. With a little
education and knowledge, you can prevent or properly respond to many common
Fractures are often caused by trauma from a car accident, jump, or fall.
Your dog should always be leashed when outside the yard, and you should
periodically check your fencing and gates to make sure they’re secure.
Don’t let your pet ride in the bed of a truck or unsecured in a
car seat. Pets can be ejected from a crashing vehicle or banged up in
a roll over. Keep your pet away from open windows in your home or car,
as he can sustain fractures from jumping through windows. Do not let small
dogs or cats jump from your arms or other high surfaces.
Keep toxic products out of reach of your pets. If you use chemicals in
your home or yard, read the instructions carefully before use to ensure
your pet will not be exposed. Consult your
veterinarian if you are not sure how to safely use a product around your pet. Antifreeze,
insecticide, snail bait, sugar substitutes, and household chemicals are
common causes of accidental poisoning in animals.
Foreign Body Ingestion
Foreign body ingestion occurs when a pet eats a non-food item which can
then get caught in his stomach or intestines. Common foreign bodies that
your pet may ingest include rubber bands, hair elastics, laundry items,
coins, ribbon, string, cassette tapes, pieces of rubber or wood, and pieces
of pet toys or children’s toys. Keep household items out of reach
of your pet, and do not allow him to play with toys that have parts that
can be chewed or broken off.
If you’re looking for an experienced
veterinarian in Dallas or McKinney, contact Chastain Veterinary Medical Group. We’ve been providing
spay and neuter services, vaccinations, dental services, emergency vet
services, pet boarding, and animal exams for the past 20 years. Call us
today at (469) 759-7620 in north Dallas or (972) 529-5033 in McKinney
/ Frisco to set up an appointment.