There’s no end to the useful information and interesting topics we hear and talk about every night in our Center. We’ll share some here.
Share Your Stories
Click here and check back often to see pictures and read stories from our patients and their families. Submit your stories and photos to let us know how your pet is doing now!
ASPCA Poison List
The ASPCA provides lists of plants, foods, household chemicals and other substances that can be poisonous to animals. Click here to learn more and to find out how to keep your home free of pet poisons.
Tips for Your Pet’s Smooth Recovery
Once you get home, your pet will need some TLC for a few days or maybe longer. Follow these tips to help ensure a smooth recovery:
- Monitor your pet’s habits: Consider keeping a log of eating and drinking habits, as well as urinary and bowel movements, for a few days so you can more easily notice any changes.
- Protect the wound or stitches: Keep your pet from licking, chewing or scratching at any stitches or wounds. Depending on the location of the wound, you can put on a sock, bootie or t-shirt, or ask for a cone collar or protective bandage from your veterinarian.
- Keep your pet in a protected area: Your pet may be tired, disoriented or weak, so block access to stairs or other places where there’s a risk of falling. You may need to carry your pet up and down the steps for a few days, or help guide them slowly to avoid falling or further injury.
- Limit exertion: Keep your pet calm and limit any running, jumping or active playing for a few days. Dogs can be walked on a leash to limit running and jumping.