Dr. Porter and staff of Bullard Marks Veterinary Hospital and Grooming would like to thank all of our valued patients and clients for your patronage, confidence and trust. Your warmth and friendliness has made helping you a great pleasure.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and the Very Best to You in the Coming New Year
The holidays are a busy time; visits with family and friends , presents to wrap, trees to trim, houses to decorate, and special holiday events to attend. Don’t forget to take a few minutes to think about the safety and the well being of our family pets so they can be safely included in the fun.
Christmas trees, all decked out with lights can be tempting for kittens, puppies, cats and dogs. They are fun to climb causing the tree to fall on them. The ornaments, tinsel, and bows look like toys to play with or eat. Eating decorations may cause the four legged family members to vomit or end up with an intestinal obstruction. This can upset your holiday plans, leading to a trip to your veterinarian or the emergency clinic. Consider protecting your decorated tree by fencing it off with an exercise pen, putting the tree on a table to protect it from small puppies, or closing the door to the room where your Christmas tree is located.. Electrical cords can be interesting to explore. Using cords as a chew toy or tug toy can result in electrical burns in their mouth or the Christmas tree tumbling down.
Holiday cookies, candy and Christmas dinner are not meant for your pets. Ham, turkey, prime rib and spicy dishes can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and possibly pancreatitis.
Chocolate can cause not only vomiting and diarrhea, but also seizures. Call us or take your dog to the emergency clinic if chocolate is eaten. Let the veterinarian know the kind and amount of chocolate consumed.
Call us at (559) 432-0887 if you need assistance.