A Holiday Thanks to our Four Legged Friends

As the holidays arrive and we pause to give thanks to all the positive in our lives our thoughts turn warmly to our pets.  Though at times demanding more than our time may seem to allow, remember that even the few moments for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears is all that is needed to reassure them of their status in our lives.

As noted in the previous posts make sure they are kept out of harm’s way given the excitement of the season. If it should occur that things do not seem quite right seek urgent care immediately.  The old adage “a stitch in time” is never truer than when dealing with our four legged companion’s health.  There is a tendency to “see if he/she  is better in the morning”.  This is a dangerous position as many conditions that occur can be rapidly progressive.  Dietary indiscretions, foreign material ingestion, accidental injuries can all be  dealt with nuch more easily when handled immediately.

So enjoy your pets this holiday season.  Give thanks to the companionship they provide and the unique roles they play in our lives.  They are truly one of the greatest blessings we have been given.   Remember it is up to us as pet owners (and we as medical care providers) to keep them safe and happy for a long time to come.  Happy Holidays.