March is Poison Prevention Month – Keep Your Pets Safe from Household Toxins!

Pets are quite vulnerable to accidental ingestion of household poisons because of their curious personalities. Let's face it, when our cats and dogs find something that interests them, they often smell, taste, and swallow that item - no matter how dangerous it may be. During National Poison Prevention Month – Westfield Veterinary Group encourages all [...]

Taboo Foods For Pets

The holidays can spell trouble for pets. According to the National Animal Poison Control Center these foods are No-No’s for pets: Chocolate Grapes, raisins Sugar-free gums and candies (containing xylitol) Fatty foods Onions, garlic Compost, mulch Human medications Macadamia nuts Cleaning agents Unbaked bread dough Alcohol Other Holiday Hazards: Electric Cords Tinsel Ornaments Sponges Styrofoam [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:59:39+00:00December 10th, 2018|Holiday Pets|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Hazards – Keep Away From Your Pets

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. However, several of our favorite holiday treats can be toxic and even life-threatening, if ingested by cats or dogs. Keep the following trimmings away from your pets: Rich, fatty foods (turkey skins, gravy, etc.,) can contribute to pancreatitis. Inflammation [...]

By |2018-12-10T21:00:54+00:00November 7th, 2018|Pet Health & Safety Tips|0 Comments