Fall Season Safety Tips for Your Pets

fall safety for pets

Now that fall is upon us, here are few ways that you can keep vigilant about your pet’s health and safety. Certain toxins are more prevalent during the autumn months, and ingestion by your pet may necessitate a visit to your family vet or an emergency vet. To avoid exposing your pet to these toxins, consult with your veterinarian, and read these safety tips.

Here is what we are talking about: Mushrooms begin to sprout in the fall, and while some are harmless, others are highly toxic to pets. Keep your pet away from areas where wild mushrooms grow. If he does ingest a wild mushroom, visit an emergency vet immediately. Also, many families increase their use of antifreeze, pesticides, and rodenticides in the fall, and these poisons obviously can be fatal to pets. Store these products out of reach of your pets, and carefully follow all instructions when using them.

You should always keep the phone number for a Dallas area veterinarian on hand, in case of a pet emergency. At both Preston Road Animal Hospital and Meadow Brook Animal Hospital, our veterinarians use advanced technology for rapid diagnosing and treating pet emergencies. For more information about our veterinary hospital, call us today at (972) 239-1309 (Dallas) or (972) 529-5033 (McKinney/Frisco).

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