Halloween is not all about the ghosts, goblins and witches but the treats they are aspiring to fill in their bags and buckets. Halloween is all about the treats; forget the tricks! If you have dogs, it is important that all candy is kept out of reach. Unfortunately, despite your efforts, your inquisitive pooch can easily find his way to the candy dish. Be sure, in an emergency that you have easy and quick access to your local Rockford-area veterinarians’ contact information as listed below or one closest to your home if your dog gets into the Halloween candy.
It is difficult to monitor the candy during the hectic moments of trick-or-treaters and the costume parties. It only takes a moment for your pup to pounce on the candy when your back is turned and devour it, wrappers and all. What can you do in such a case?
Most often, sugary candies will not be life threatening for your dog. Your dog will definitely be a little ill with a sour tummy, possibly a little vomiting and diarrhea, along with hyperactivity. Most often, your dog will be fine within a day or so. It does depend on the type of candy. Sugar-free candy and chocolates present other difficulties for your dog and is more serious.
If your dog eats sugary candy and is not feeling well, be sure to get your dog to drink more water and not become dehydrated through vomiting and diarrhea. Skip a meal at first to calm the intestines and then provide a bland diet for a couple of days until your pet’s tummy is back to normal. The diet may consist of boiled white rice and a little chicken breast, chopped.
Dogs that consume chocolate are prone to conditions such as pancreatitis and diabetes. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the organ in the digestive system and is life-threatening. Timing is important when helping your dog with chocolate toxicity. It takes about two hours for food to pass from the stomach to the intestines and that is huge in getting your dog the help it needs quickly. There are things you can do in the spur of the moment until you can get your dog to the vet and save its life.
When holidays approach with all the trimmings, one thing you can do is be prepared with an emergency plan and kit so that accidents do not turn into tragedies. In that kit, you first need to have emergency phone numbers to your vet and 24-hour vets. Also include a diluted mix of hydrogen peroxide in the event you need to stimulate vomiting of chocolate or other toxin, along with some activated charcoal to absorb any toxins.
It is always best to be safe than sorry, while being prepared for the unexpected. Despite all your efforts to keep your dog safe, these frisky, sneaky creatures have a way to get in trouble.
If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at – Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS Pharmacy
For the Chihuahua lovers in the Rockford area, you can check out – Chihuahua Land Rockford or Chihuahua Rescue. You can also find some beautiful, healthy Chihuahuas and other small puppies at – http://www.scottspuppypalace.com/teacuppuppies.htm.
If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.
Take your dog to the doggy park; Rockford’s two locations are Dog Park USA – Rockford or check out this site – Rockford Dog Parks
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