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Christmas Hazards for Pets

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. However, it can also come with some serious and potentially lethal dangers to our pets. 

Most people know that chocolate is not safe for our animals, but there are other goodies and treats that are associated with the holidays that we need to be wary of.

  • Mince Pies and Christmas Pudding – all grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas are toxic to dogs, and so are the foods that contain them, so NO mince pies for them! 
  • Blue Cheese – while some people love it, blue cheese can cause vomiting, panting, muscle tremors, paddling or seizures in dogs due to its toxicity
  • Macadamia Nuts – these tasty little treats are not good for dogs as they can also cause vomiting, weakness, fever, muscle tremors and depression if ingested (dogs are the only ones affected by these) 
  • Garlic, chives, onions and leeks – are poisonous to dogs and cats! You may not see the symptoms of poisoning for several days. While a very small amount of these foods can be safe for some pets, especially dogs, larger amounts can be very toxic
  • Snow Globes – imported versions sometimes contain antifreeze, which can be fatal for cats, even if only a small teaspoon is ingested.
  • Lilies – these are very dangerous for cats to ingest! Eating only two or three leaves, or even drinking the water from a vase can lead to a potentially fatal outcome. We recommend owners try to avoid these plants in the home at all costs.

We hope everyone enjoys this festive time of year and has a happy, healthy Holiday Season! 

Written by Pam Hansen

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Fairmont Animal Hospital