Sep 11 2015

Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail!

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Rocko & Georgia along with the rest of us from Cibolo Small Animal Hospital would like to wish you a safe and Happy Easter!
In order to stay safe, keep holiday candy and plants away from your furry babies!

Lilies: There are many different species of plants called “lily”: Easter lily, day lily, Asiatic lily, tiger lily, peace lily, calla lily, and lily of the valley, etc. And though they may be beautiful to look at, a cat could die of kidney failure if he/she should eat any part of these toxic species and not receive treatment immediately. As little as two leaves can make your kitty sick, and if left untreated, can become fatal in as little as three days.

What to Watch For
Drooling
Vomiting (look for pieces of the plant!)
Loss of appetite
Increased urination, followed by lack of urination after a couple days
Dehydration

Chocolate: Chocolate contains substances known as methylxanthines (specifically caffeine and theobromine), which animals are far more sensitive to than people. Different types of chocolate contain varying amounts of methylxanthines. In general, the darker the chocolate the greater the danger.

What to Watch For
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Increased body temperature
Muscle rigidity
Rapid breathing
Increased heart rate
Seizures
Advanced signs (cardiac failure, weakness, and coma)

If an accident happens and you see any of these clinical signs in furry baby, give us a call at 210-651-1384. If it is after hours, the local emergency room phone numbers are listed on the answering machine.

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