Abilene Veterinary Clinic Addresses Pet Owners About Holiday Season Accidents

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Each year hundreds of pets ingest decorations that cause obstructions or perforations in the digestive tract. Abilene Veterinary Clinic reminds all pet owners to treat the pets as though a small child is present in the home.

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Veterinarians at Abilene Veterinary Clinic want to remind you of the importance of holiday safety when it comes to your pets. Low-hanging tree decorations are targets for a cat paw belonging to a playful feline. Once the ornament hits the floor, the paws and mouth can be cut by broken glass. Non-breakable ornaments should be placed on the lower branches of the tree.

Veterinarians at Abilene Veterinary Clinic become attached to canine and feline patients over the years. Nothing is harder than having to perform an emergency surgery to extract tinsel, ribbon or yarn that was left unattended. Dogs can digest many different items, but holiday decorations are not on that list. Instead of worrying about how to get the pet to the doctor on time, every pet owner should put away the holiday decorations before allowing the dog or cat into the room.

Children love to include the family pets in the festivities throughout the holidays. Foods, decorations and candy should be controlled closely to prevent pet emergencies that require immediate attention. Abilene Veterinary Clinic suggests teaching each pet to sit quietly and obey verbal commands at an early age. The ability to guide the pet through special occasions allows the dogs and cats to be present and safe throughout the family gatherings.

Learn more about Abilene Veterinary Clinic at http://www.abilenevet.com or call the office at (325)692-4433.

About Abilene Veterinary Clinic:

In 1978, Dr. Larry Ellis purchased Abilene Veterinary Clinic from its original owner. Almost immediately, Dr. Ellis identified the areas within the clinic that required upgrades to provide the best pet care in the area. A highly-trained staff has always been the highest priority because of the importance of high-quality care for every patient. As the years pass, more patients come to Abilene Veterinary Clinic to receive preventative, routine and specialized care. The clinic’s strong reputation for compassionate, high-quality vet services has been built through the hardwork and dedication of the entire Abilene Veterinary Clinic staff. Pet owners participate in many aspects of each pet’s care since the home environment is where the pet will spend most of its life. Working together, every pet will experience the highest possible quality of life.

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