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The Holidays Are Upon Us!

It’s that time of year, the weather is changing, decorations are going up, and there are a lot of holiday gatherings. It’s important to think of your pet during this season and not forget to take extra precautions during all the hustle and bustle. Here are some things to consider for your pet:
 

 

Decorations
Holiday decorations are beautiful to look at but some of them pose a potential risk to your pets. Ingestion of glass, metal, ribbons, and tinsel can cause some serious complications. Many decorations also have small pieces to them that can be swallowed.
  • Tinsel can act like a knife in the digestive tract
  • Many decorative items can cause blockages
  • Artificial snow contains a chemical that can be harmful if inhaled or ingested
  • Unattended candles can be knocked over by tails and start fires
Holiday Plants
Many common holiday plants are toxic. Common reactions to plant toxins can be vomiting, diarrhea, serious kidney damage, or even death.
Lillies are the most toxic of the seasonal plants. Be sure to keep plants out of reach or out of the home.
 

Parvovirus Enteritis

Authored By:  Kathryn R. Krueger, DVM


What is Parvovirus?  

Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease spread by the fecal material of affected animals. The virus infects the walls of the intestines, causing the interior lining of the intestines to slough.  It is a serious disease, and can be over 90% fatal if untreated.  It causes vomiting, diarrhea (which is often bloody), lethargy (depression), pain, and life threatening dehydration. 
 

2014 Seattle Met Top Vets

We have exciting news!  Dr. James C. Little has been selected in the 2013  and 2014  list of Top Veterinarians in Seattle Met magazine!  Ballots were sent to veterinarians in our four local counties, asking which veterinarians they would recommend to provide care to your loved ones and  Dr. James C. Little was chosen for his exceptional care and expertise in small animals and exotics.
 

How do I know if my Reptile is Sick?

 

By: David Balderrama, DVM
 
                
 
Imagine for a moment that you and your pet reptile switched places for a day.  You are now a lizard (or turtle or snake) living in the world's smallest artificial rain forest (or desert perhaps). 
 

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