A World Of Thanks from Elmhurst Animal Care Center

happy thanksgivingAs the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many of us are pausing to consider all we have to be grateful for. Whether your year has been all you had hoped for, or you’ve experienced the ups and downs familiar to us all, we each have something or someone in our life to be thankful for.

We are a business, but we are also comprised of individuals who are each thankful. As such, we would like to express our gratitude and count our blessings. We know that not all businesses are as blessed as ours is, so we acknowledge that we have a lot to be thankful for.

And so, we give thanks… Continue…

Turkey Talk

Dog Begging at ThanksgivingIt’s that time of year again! Sure, you want your pets to take part in the holiday festivities.  Make sure that you aren’t making a post-holiday vet visit, though, by avoiding the following:

  • Turkey bones- What may seem like a tasty treat could end up lodged in your pet’s intestines!
  • Bread dough- Raw bread dough can expand in your pet’s stomach and potentially cause a life-threatening emergency.
  • Raw foods- Pets can get salmonella just like the rest of us.  Undercooked meat and cookie batter are best served cooked.
  • Over-indulgence- While Turkey Day often results in loosening a notch on our belts, pets who have a little too much of a good thing may end up with stomach upset, diarrhea, or more serious conditions.

If your pet does end up eating something that he shouldn’t have, please contact us.