Seasonal Pet Tips
Emergency Veterinary Hospitals report their busiest time to be around the holidays
Curb your temptation to share rich holiday foods with your pets
Beware some halloween costumes may frighten pets - Keep your distance
Have a some pet treats available for trick or treaters with pets
Stay current on flea & tick prevention treatment
DO NOT leave your pets outside unattended
Keep all foods & candy in sealed containers out of pets' reach
Secure trash bags & cans away from pets
Brush pets often as winter coats come in
Know which plants are toxic to pets
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FUR IS NOT A FABRIC AND HAS NO PLACE IN MODERN SOCIETY!
PLEASE INCORPORATE MEAT FREE DAYS INTO YOUR WEEK
CIRCUSES ARE NO FUN FOR ANIMALS
LIVE ANIMAL TESTS/EXPERIMENTS ARE BARBARIC PRACTICES! BEWARE OF PRODUCTS AND CHARITIES USING THESE METHODS
REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE
THESE ARE NOT SPORTS BUT SAD DISPLAYS OF HUMAN CRUELTY
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Prevent Animal Bites
Generally, animals attack when they are frightened or threatened, and when they are being protective. If you witness a dangerous situation involving an animal, do not approach, call your local animal control unit immediately!
Here are some tips to prevent animal bites: Do not approach animals when they are eating or drinking - Do not pet animals when they have babies - Do not scare, tease, hurt or sneak up on any animal - Do not attempt to stop animals who are fighting - Do not approach sick or injured animals - Do not pick up unfamiliar animals - Do not attempt to pet or capture wild animals - Never hit or mistreat any animal - Always ask permission before touching an animal you don't know.
Beware of these warning signs: Glaring eyes - Standing hair on back - Tail up and stiff or between legs - Ears back - Nose wrinkled - Teeth showing - Hissing, growling or barking.
What to do if you are threatened: Stay calm and stand still, do not scream or run - Speak firmly NO, SIT, GO HOME! - Break eye contact - Back away slowly facing the animal's head - Shield yourself by holding a package or large object in front of you.
What to do if you are bitten: Wash the wound thoroughly with soap & warm water - Confine the animal only if it is safe to do so - Call animal control in your area - Seek medical attention.
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