Thursday, December 23, 2010

Its the day before Christmas Eve and we are already seeing  ingestion cases of christmas trees, and decorationsand chocolate! Remember if your pet does ingest any of these, do not wait until they become sick. Notify your veterinarian immediately!

We will not be blogging over the holidays, so wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2011!
We will have some very exciting news for the new year, so stay tuned!


The Allandale Veterinary Team

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thinking of a unique gift for or about your best friend? Take a look at some of these ideas...

 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex Dog Booties
Vibram® has long been the preferred choice of boot soles for hikers. Ruff Wear's Bark'n Boots™ Grip Trex™ booties let your four-legged friend enjoy the same durability and traction with booties that fit your dog how you want your boots to fit you. Protect the paws. ·        Vibram sole with omnidirectional lugs deliver stability and traction for your canine friend
·          Air mesh upper is comfortable, breathable, and drainable for all-season use
·         Built on an anatomical mold (just like your boots) for consistent fit, sizing, and shape
·         Expansion gusset makes the boots easy to put on and enhances fit
·         Hook-and-loop closure and grip cuff keeps bootie in place for all day comfort
·         Seamless construction reduces abrasion and improves fit
·         Reflective trim increases low-light visibility and safety
·         Non-marking sole can be worn in the house or on the boat 

Your pooch will be sporting adorable personalized style this Christmas with our exclusive Fleas-Navidad Dog Bandana!

Quality made of 100% cotton and printed with full color detail, our dog bandanas feature a convenient collar sleeve so you don't have to worry about tying a knot or your furry friend losing it during the seasonal festivities!

The bandana measures 19"W x 12"L to fit any sized dog perfectly.
We cleverly include your dog's name on the bone in the center of the design, along with any title you choose above!Makes a great gift for your favorite companion that he or she can use year after year!

Capture your furry friend's Kodak moment forever in our exclusive Man's Best Friend© Personalized Photo Frame.

Custom print any name below the photo opening, choose from our 4 exclusive color combinations and either vertical or horizontal orientation

Your pet's photo can be surrounded by both treasured and humorous sayings creating a one-of-a-kind personalized pet frame. Such as: man's best friend, spoiled rotten, bad to the bone, squirrel chaser, etc.

Ornament!...Four-legged family members rank top on the holiday list with our exclusive Top Dog© Personalized Ornament!

Professionally laser-engrave your loving pet's name and title along with any year, across the clever dog bowl design, complete with glitter accents and a dangling bone.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Plants N' Pets...


  • Holly (Ilex sp.). This plant, commonly found around Christmas time, can cause intense vomiting and diarrhea. Mental depression can also occur.

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis spp). Ingestion can result in vomiting, diarrhea, depression, lack of appetite, tremors, drooling and abdominal pain.

  • Mistletoe (Phoradendron spp.). This plant, another Christmas plant, can also cause significant vomiting and diarrhea. In addition, this plant has been associated with difficulty breathing, slowed heart rate, collapse and, if a lot is ingested, death has occurred.Some animals may even show erratic behavior and possible hallucinations

    Christmas Cactus
  • Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, Easter cactus (Schlumbergera or Zygocactus). In dogs, if large quantities of this plant are ingested, vomiting, possibly with blood, diarrhea, possibly with blood and mental depression have been reported. With small ingestions, typically there are no signs of toxicity. These plants are considered low toxicity plants.

  • Lilies are beautiful but deadly. Consumption of any part of the greenery or flowers can induce fatal kidney failure in cats. Just biting a petal or leaf, drinking water from a vase containing cut lilies, or licking lily pollen from his paws may kill a cat. Cats that don’t die outright from lily poisoning often require weeks of dialysis.
    If an owner suspects that his cat has been poisoned by a lily, he should seek emergency veterinary care immediately, as most cats suffer kidney failure in 36-72 hours without treatment. Symptoms of lily poisoning include:
    • Loss of appetite
    • Lethargy, vomitting

      Poinsettias The milky sap of poinsettias can cause irritation of the mouth and digestive tract. A cat that has consumed portions of a poinsettia may experience excessive salivation and vomiting due to irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, but this should clear up on its own.