Welcome to the Animal Medical Hospital. We have been providing quality veterinary care at 204 East Tenth Street
since December 1, 1985. We
offer a variety of healthcare for your companion pets including Veterinary Wellness Care, Surgical Care, Radiology
and Laboratory Services, Grooming and Boarding.
Our Doctors are also available for after hour emergency care 24 hours. By calling the office number, information will be given for emergency service.
Oh Joy...Oh Happy Day! The Holiday Season is here! Keeping your furry family members safe during the holidays doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some tips that will allow your pets to join in the holiday fun this year, but hopefully avoid a trip to see us as an emergency!
Place your tree in a corner, and anchor it to the wall to avoid curious pets tipping it over. Be careful with lights on the lower branches. Pets can get tangled up in the cords, as well as inadvertently getting shocked by biting through the light cords. If you have a real tree, keep the water pan covered. Additives to prolong the life of live trees can be irritating to pets if swallowed.
Tinsel can add a nice, sparkling touch to the tree, but make sure you hang it out of reach of pets. Ingesting tinsel can potentially block their intestines, which often requires surgery to remove.
Ornaments need to be kept out of reach, too. In addition to being a choking and intestinal blockage hazard, shards from broken ornaments may injure paws, mouths, and other parts of your pet's body.
Keep holiday plants like holly, mistletoe, and poinsettia plants in an area your pets cannot reach. Ingesting the leaves of these plants can cause toxicity to your pets if they eat too much.
Burning candles should be placed up where curious pets can't reach them. Wagging tails, and curious noses can be easily burnt by holiday candles. If your home has a fireplace, remember to used safety screens to avoid accidental burns.
When gift wrapping, be sure to keep your pet away. Wrapping paper, string, plastic or cloth can cause blockage if swallowed. Scissors can be another hazard, so keep them out of reach when wrapping.
Be careful with your pets around the Holiday Feast. Avoid table scraps and giving "treats" from the table. Try to stick to a normal nutritional schedule for your pets so they can enjoy the party too!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season, and by all means, decorate your house as much as you want to. Just make sure you do it in a way that is safe for your pet(s). If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office and our staff will be happy to help you with any information you may need!