The Animal Emergency Clinic is a caring extension of your family veterinarian. We exist to meet the needs of your pet and family veterinarian by offering emergency and critical care services. Working in conjunction with your family veterinarian we provide evening, weekend, and holiday services designed to assist in the treatment of injured or ill animals.
Our veterinarians have a special interest in emergency medicine ensuring your pet receives the highest quality of appropriate and necessary medical treatment. Our entire staff is devoted to providing a caring environment treating both people and pets with dignity, kindness, and respect.
Monthly Pet Health
December: Cold weather and snow
'Tis the season for great food, time with family and cold weather. Although most pets have fur they do still get cold, especially when they have been in snow, so here are few tips to keep your pet healthy, safe and warm!
Antifreeze has a sweet taste that some pets just can't resist, make sure chemicals are in a safe place and spills are cleaned up.
Cats like warm places to sleep so protect your pet from burns from fireplaces, stoves and heaters.
Wipe off your pets paws after being outside to prevent licking and ingesting harmful chemicals or salt. Consider using pet-safe de-icing salt. Also consider booties to keep the paws warm, dry and salt free.
Trim long haired dogs to prevent ice and salt clinging, but not too short so they don't get chilly.
If you have an outdoor pet, make sure their home has plenty of fresh hay, not blankets, to keep warm and dry and a heated water bowl so their water doesn't freeze.
Consider putting sweaters or jackets on short haired animals so they don't get cold.
Limit outdoor time when it gets really chilly to prevent hypothermia and frostbite.