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Mystery Dog Illness Spreading in US: What Vets Know So Far

Our special guest Dr. Catherine Reid Love DVM a Medical Director at Arkansa Veterinary Emergency and Specialist. Catherine also flys down to NYC and works at the ER Veterinary Hospitals.

The mysterious respiratory illness from the west is spreading through other states. With the holidays people will travel throughout the states with their pets and can spread this contagious disease back in their home states. Catherine Reid Love DVM who works in the ER in the West and the East will explain the disease and will say how to prevent it and what to do if your dog gets the illness. Also how to prepare your pets for the holidays. The Do's and Don'ts Please Drop a Like, Subscribe, and hit the Notification button.

Holiday time is here and that mean holiday plants and decorations. The above holiday plants are toxic to your pets and can cause death. Don't buy these plants are accept it as gifts. If you suspect your pet ingested a toxic plant , take your pet to your family veterinarian or local animal emergency hospital. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control number is 888-426-4435.

If you're planning to get a pet for Christmas, do your homework first. Don't go by your ego. Go by your lifestyle. I don't care if it's a goldfish. Get a book or on the internet and learn what you are planning to get. Remember this pet that will be part of you and your family's life. Some of these pets will last from 5 yrs to 100 yrs. Depending what you are going to get. If you're active get an active pet. If you are a lazy bum then get a less active pet. If you don't have the time, well don't get anything at all. Volunteer a rescue group and do dog walking on your spare time.

If you are planning to get a pet try to adopt first. There's to many pets in a shelter that needs a home. Try to adopt. I mean isn't that what Christmas is all about?

Don't get a pet and give it out as a gift. Pets are a huge commitment and resposibility. Getting a pet is a family decision. Not just one individual. If the family isn't involved the pet would suffer or ends up in a shelter.

During the Holidays people get distracted. Preparation and planings. Bying gifts, cooking, parties, family reunions, and the list goes on. That is when pets go missing or stolen. Only you can prevent pet theft. Here are some pointers which I call Common Sense.

  1. Don't keep your pets unattended in a yard.

  2. Don't keep your pets unattended in a vehicle.

  3. Don't tie your pets on a fix object while doing errands.

  4. Don't walk your pets without a leash.

  5. Microchip your pets and make sure it's up to date.

  6. Spat & Neuter your pets. 

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