Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

GIRL SCOUT TROOP VISITS THE CLINIC

 

Girl Scout Troop visit
Girl Scout Troop 53261, from Mounds Park Academy, visited the clinic in December and took a tour with Dr. Baillie and vet tech Addie.  Over the years, we have welcomed dozens of troops doing badge work,  offering x-ray quizzes,  talking about animal care,  and discussing veterinary careers.   The troop is shown here in the surgery --- note the demonstration stuffed animal on the table.  

 

 

WE DECORATE OUR TREE IN A SNOWSTORM!

holidays cedarAlong with other Lake Elmo businesses,  our vets and staff gathered on a snowy day in December to decorate the Cedar Pet Clinic tree as part of Light Up Lake Elmo!  The beautiful display can be visited in a newly-sprung-up forest of Christmas trees just north of the Lake Elmo Inn on Lake Elmo Avenue.  It looks great!  Happy holidays to all

HERE COME THE HOLIDAYS, FOR OUR PETS, TOO!

With the holidays come food, decorations, and sharing. holidays The holidays are a time for giving, but they also can be hazardous to your pet's health.  A little precaution will help make the holiday season a happy time for everyone, and can help avoid unexpected visits to our office!

One of the dangers of the holidays is food.  We see many upset stomachs when our pets get delicious treats that they aren't used to enjoying.  These foods include, but are not limited to:  ham, turkey, gravy, chocolate, and bones.  These foods can lead to medical problems. 

Turkey, chicken and other rib bones have a tendency to splinter easily. These splinters can create holes along the intestinal tract, which might require emergency surgery.  Fats, gravies, and poultry skin can cause severe gastrointestinal problems as well.  

Too many sweets during the holidays is bad for your pet.  While an upset stomach may seem like a mild problem, a pet's over-indulgence of chocolate can actually be fatal.  Remember to keep chocolate out of your pet's reach, and don't leave items containing chocolate under the tree, even if wrapped.

 

Photo credit: Jodi Jacobson | photos.com

After-Hours Emergencies

After Hours Veterinary Care
1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
(Inside Como Park Animal Hospital just north of downtown St. Paul)
24-hour care for multiple species
651-487-1941

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1163 Helmo Avenue N
Oakdale, MN 55128
651-501-3766

 

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1542 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55012
(located 2 blocks east of 35E)
651-293-1800