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Flying with Pets

Many of you may be flying this summer with your pets. Many pet owners wonder whether they pick up their pet at the international airport or only at their final destination. Since pets are generally transported as baggage, they go through the same procedures as baggage. If a pet does not require quarantine at the port of entry, then an international traveler would pick up both luggage and the pet at international baggage claim.

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Zika and Pets

The United States Center for Disease Control has published information about the Zika Virus and pets.  Some of that information is below and you can follow the link to their website to learn more.

What we know:

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Preparing for Disasters with your Pets

The AVMA publishes a great collection of disaster preparedness and evacuation plans for pets.

Have a pet carrier for transportation and temporary housing. Be sure your pet’s carrier is large enough for your dog or cat to stay in comfortably for a few days. If you evacuate to a shelter, your pets will have to spend most of their time in their crates. Cat owners should also plan on creating temporary litter boxes. These can be simply put together with a small cardboard box, plastic bags for liners, and litter.

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Smoking and Pets

This is an interesting article about 2nd hand smoke and pets:

Pets are at greater risk from passive smoking than humans because they spend more time in the home and closer to carpets where carcinogenic particles can linger.

New research shows that animals exposed to second-hand smoke go on to develop a host of health problems including cancer, cell damage and weight gain.

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Alcohol and Pets

Our friends at the Pet Poison Helpline have shared some information about the dangers of alcohol and pets.

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Xylitol, Chocolate and Pets

Please don't feed your pets candy during Halloween! They don't need it so it's better to be safe than sorry.  The AVMA strongly advises avoiding food with the two which often appear in candy

1.Xylitol-containing products (xylitol is an artificial sweetener often found in sugar-free candy and gum);

2.Chocolate

In the event that you pet does eat something that concerns you, please call us or the Pet Poison Hotline (they may charge a small fee for the call) at 800-213-6680

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Plants Potentially Poisonous to Pets

More than 700 plants have been identified as producing physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals.

Poisonous plants produce a variety of toxic substances and cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to death.

Certain animal species may have a peculiar vulnerability to a potentially poisonous plant. Cats, for instance, are poisoned by any part of a lilly.

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