VSC Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe During the Holidays
CONTACT: Sarajenie S. Smith
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
VSC OFFERS TIPS TO KEEP PETS SAFE DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Buffalo Grove, IL (December 23, 2012) - Many of the foods that we consume are not always safe for our four-legged family members. As we give thanks for 2012 and welcome 2013, Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC), located in Buffalo Grove, IL would like to remind you to keep your pet’s safety in mind when providing holiday treats.
“The holidays are a wonderful time for family and friends to come together. We often provide ourselves and our pets with edible treats that we do not eat on a daily basis. Because of this, it is very important that we are aware of what is toxic to our pets,” stated an internist at VSC, Robert Armentano, DVM, DACVIM.
Below are a list holiday foods and treats that are can be toxic to pets:
Stuffing: Majority of stuffing recipes require onions (onion powder) which is very toxic for pets.
Corn: Very difficult for pets to digest and can cause blockages.
Cranberry Sauce: Depending on preservatives used and sugar contents, this can be harmful.
Garlic and Onions: Anything containing these ingredients can be potentially dangerous.
“If you want to celebrate the holiday by providing a treat for your pet, stick with: boneless turkey, fully cooked potatoes and sweet potatoes, plain, unsalted carrots and green beans. Those treats are healthy and your pet will love them but remember to keep everything in moderation,” explained a doctor that works in the emergency and critical care department at VSC Wisconsin, Heidi Sproul, VMD, DABVP.
For more information regarding how you can keep your pet’s safe during the holiday season, call Veterinary Specialty Center at 847.459.7535 or visit vetspecialty.com for a complete list of doctors and departments available.
Located in Buffalo Grove, Chicago and Crystal Lake, IL as well as in Mt. Pleasant, WI, Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) offers 24-hour, state-of-the-art care for specialty, emergency and critical care situations. Since 1976, our doctors have consistently provided collaborative care and comfort to our clients and their primary care veterinarians. With over 30 doctors specializing in a wide-breadth of veterinary medicine, VSC is a proven leader in the veterinary community. For more information on VSC and/or the services we provide, please contact us at 847-459-7535 or visit vetspecialty.com.
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