Linda Ryder, D.V.M.

Purina vet, Dr. Zara Boland, wrote an article reminding us to be cautious with holiday decorations, foods, and other seasonal items.

I offer a summary blow and wish you and your four-legged family members a safe and happy holiday.

  1. Add special tags marked “PET HAZARDOUS” to gifts that are not pet-friendly. If you are giving a gift to a pet owner, this is an essential step to making it a happy holiday for all members of the family.
  2. Ribbons and hanging electrical components can be very dangerous to curious pets. Keep them safely out of reach.
  3. Some holiday plants are very toxic to pets including poinsettias, lilies, mistletoe, and holly. Keep them well out of reach as well.
  4. Some seasonal ingredients are very threatening to pets’ safety and health. Avoid giving them access to grapes, raisins, chocolates, and the commonly used sugar alternative: Xylitol.
  5. Keep purses and coats that may contain harmful contents away from your pets. Pockets and purses may contain ibuprofen, decongestants, and other products that can harm your beloved pets. Most chewing gums contain the aforementioned Xylitol.

Happy holidays to all from the staff at Companion Animal House Calls!



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What areas do we serve?

House calls are available
in the following RVA areas:

Ashland, Beaverdam, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Glen Allen, Louisa, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Montpelier, Powhatan, Richmond, Varina as well as areas of Louisa, Gum Spring and Chesterfield County.

Call us with your address including zip code and we can let you know if we come to that area.