Happy Memorial Day!! This is such a fun time of year! Summer, sun, barbecues, and friends, what could be better! As the busy holiday weekend is speedily approaching, we want to provide you with some tips to keep your pets safe and healthy this weekend and all summer long!
Barbecuing is one of the best part of Memorial Day, but be cautious that the food and drinks you serve your guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from animals, and remind guests not to give them any snacks. Raisins, grapes, onions, chocolates, and avocados are all common at barbecues – and all are toxic to animals. Several rich, fatty foods can also cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can also lead to a serious inflammation of the pancreas (i.e. pancreatitis). Giving your pet leftover bones can also lead to choking or a possible GI obstruction.
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Last week Dr. Danielle and her technician, Carly, visited our 1st grade business partners from Bryant Elementary to wrap up their Pet Week Unit! Each student brought one of their stuffed pets, and Dr. Danielle and Carly treated many injuries, illnesses, and gave wellness exams! We love having the opportunity to visit their classroom and to teach them how to be a responsible pet owner. Thank you Mrs. Haynes for inviting us to visit!
Meet Brandon Zaugg! Brandon just completed his first year of the Veterinary Technician program at Iowa Lakes Community College, and will be spending the summer with us to complete his internship! Be sure to say Hi to Brandon when visiting the clinic!
Happy Friday Everyone!! Here’s a little Freaky Friday update for you all! A few weeks ago we had a visitor that was a little out of the usual for us!
Meet Peach! She is Ball Python that came to see us because she was having trouble molting. It’s a good thing Dr. Jeff and Kelli are not afraid of snakes because everyone else bolted out of the clinic! No worries though, Ball Pythons are nonvenomous constrictors and Peach was sweet as ever! Dr. Jeff prescribed a few different things to help her with the molting process so she was able to finish molting by herself.
Happy National Pet Week to all pet lovers everywhere! Fluffy or scaly, big or small, we love them all at Holmes Animal Clinic! To celebrate this week, our specials are $10 off Program Injection for cats and 10% off flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives May 5th-11th! The program injection is a great long-lasting flea control product for cats. For more information on this product, or any other flea, tick, or heartworm products, stop in to the clinic to see us!
We are a little late with this post, but this month we celebrated Diva’s 9th Birthday! Diva belongs to Dr. Danielle and can often be found running around the back of the clinic, taking naps in Dr. Danielle’s office, and hiding from bath time! Isn’t she such a pretty girl!
We had some special visitors last week to take a tour of our new clinic!
Girl Scout Troop #20412 got a tour from Dr. Jeff, and learned all about the responsibilities of owning a pet.
These girls also used some of their cookie proceeds to donate supplies to the Animal Rescue Family.
Thanks for coming to see us, and for the generous donation to pets in need!