Linda Ryder, D.V.M.

According to Emerald Animal Clinic, chocolate toxicity is “biggest concern for pets.” While we are tempted to share our sweet delights with our sweet four-legged family members, it is not a good idea.

Chocolate toxicity can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and even death.

When in doubt, call your vet immediately. You may be advised to induce vomiting so your pet can purge the poison. One tablespoon of peroxide every five minutes is often the initial suggested treatment. If this does not work, medication-induced vomiting may be the next necessary intervention.

It’s also important to watch pets to be sure they do not ingest candy wrappers. They can cause intestinal blockages which may require surgery for removal.

Enjoy the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins--but don’t let your pets eat out of your trick or treat bag!


Veterinary services
for Dogs and Cats

Our hours are:

Monday- Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

Call for an appointment:
(804) 360-3795


Care to Share

Our mobile vet clinic strives to continually exceed your expectations. We hope that you will recommend our services to your family and friends.

As an expression of our gratitude for successful referrals, we offer you a $10 discount certificate on your next house call visit. Please present the certificate at the time the services are rendered.

As always, we appreciate your choice to work with us for the life-long care of your animal companions.


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.