Ready, Freddy? Disaster Preparation for Pets

Dog with rain boots


In California, natural disasters are, sadly, not uncommon. Last summer’ wildfire season gave many of us pause, but also another chance to think once again about being prepared should disaster strike. 

It’s likely that most of us have a disaster plan for ourselves and our families, but what about our pets? If pets are part of the family, there are some specific things to know and to plan for to make sure they are taken care of in the event of a disaster. 

Let the team at Huntington Veterinary Hospital make sure you have the knowledge and skills you need to make disaster preparation for pets a breeze.

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Feeling The Love: Avoiding Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but we can bet you know how to show your pet love every day of the year (snuggles, walks, and belly rubs anyone?). But there’s one sweet treat that we all need to be aware of when it comes to our pets – chocolate.

The day of love is notorious for chocolate ingestion in pets, resulting in emergency room visits across the country. Although rarely fatal, chocolate can cause serious illness in pets. And since chocolate is around most days of the year – not just in chocolate heart form – Huntington Veterinary Hospital would like to take this opportunity to discuss chocolate toxicity in pets.

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Pet Poisoning and You: Prevention is Key!

Although not something we enjoy thinking about, preventing a pet poisoning is important to ensure our pets remain safe and healthy. Poison Awareness Week is the third week of March, and Huntington Veterinary Hospital thought now would be a good time to break out the list of things to check (and double check!).

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Leave Nothing to Chance: Determining a Pet Emergency

Whether it’s waking up to the sound of a gagging dog or the chocolate bar you had is suddenly MIA, there are many situations that can feel like a possible pet emergency.

Yet, making a visit to the nearest emergency hospital is often a second choice behind waiting it out or consulting “Dr. Google.”

Because these situations can be something of a quandary for many pet owners, the team at Huntington Veterinary Hospital would like to review what constitutes a pet emergency.

Obvious Emergencies

There are some situations that should be treated as an emergency, regardless of physical signs or symptoms. This includes: Continue…