Saturday, December 23, 2017

Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: What to Do When Your Dog Eats Glass, The Twelve Pets of Christmas, and more ...

The Twelve Pets of Christmas

Bellevue Veterinary Hospital

Personality 10. The Electrician. Photo Bellevue Veterinary Hospital

A creative article listing various pet personalities and how that affects their holiday experience and risks you should be aware of. A fun read that might help you to better keep your pet safe during the Christmas holiday festivities.

What to Do When Your Dog Eats Glass

Dr. Marty Becker

Even though I'm sure there are exceptions out there, eating glass isn't really something one typically needs to worry about. Except during the Christmas season. Christmas ornaments can be very attractive; after all, most of them are balls, aren't they? Would you know what to do if your dog crunched down one of the glass ornaments and managed to swallow some of the pieces? Find out what is and what isn't a good idea in Dr. Becker's article.

Holiday & Winter Toxins

Dr. Ahna Brutlag/Pet Poison Helpline

Just in case you needed a comprehensive refresher on the holiday-related toxins that could hurt your dog, don't to forget to read Pet Poison Helpline's article for a quick, comprehensive summary.

Grapes and Raisins and Currants, Oh My! – An Important Toxicity in Dogs

Dr. Christopher Byers/CriticalCareDVM

While you're at it, don't forget to refresh your understanding how toxic grapes, raisins, and currants are to your dog. While toxicologists still don't understand why these fruits are so dangerous, it doesn't take anything away from the risk they bring.

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