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Happy Independence Day!

Unfortunately, your pets may not be as happy about it!  In her article, "Keeping Your Pet Safe and Sane on July 4th" Dr. Becker shares some reminders on keeping your pet safe during the "Big Bang".  

Excerpted from healthypets.mercola.com: 

July 4th Pet Hazards

Alcohol. Make  sure to keep all drinks with alcohol in them out of reach of your pet, and insist  your guests do the same. “Adult beverages” can poison your dog or cat.  Depending on how much is ingested, an animal can become very intoxicated, weak,  depressed, and can even slip into a coma. Severe alcohol poisoning can result  in death from respiratory failure.

Human sunscreen and  insect repellent. Make sure to use products designed specifically for your  dog or cat rather than human products. If your pet ingests a sunscreen product,  it can cause excessive thirst, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy.  Insect repellents containing DEET can result in neurological problems in pets.

Matches and lighter  fluid. Some matches contain a substance called chlorate, which can damage  blood cells, impair respiration, and even cause kidney disease. Lighter fluid can  irritate your pet’s skin, and if ingested can cause GI upset and central  nervous system depression. Inhaling lighter fluid can result in breathing  difficulties and aspiration pneumonia.

People food. Even  if your pet has a diverse diet and a well-conditioned GI tract, it’s best to  keep party and barbeque foods out of reach. Feed your dog or cat her regular  diet for the holiday, and be especially careful not to make potentially toxic  people foods like chocolate, coffee, onions, grapes, raisins or bread dough  accessible to your pet.

Costumes and glow  jewelry. Don’t give your pet access to glow jewelry, which if eaten can  cause excessive drooling, GI irritation, and potentially, intestinal blockage.  Also think twice about dressing up your pet for July 4th. Unless  your dog (or even less likely, your cat) loves to play dress-up, don’t force  the issue. Make sure anything you dress your pet in is comfortably loose and  doesn’t constrict movement in any way. Also remember it’s July and your pet can easily get overheated – especially if he’s wearing a costume.

Citronella. Always keep citronella candles, oils, and insect coils out of reach of your dog  or cat. Ingestion can cause stomach irritation and potentially, central nervous  system symptoms. Inhaling the oil can cause breathing difficulties and  aspiration pneumonia in pets.

Fireworks. If  your 4th of July celebration involves backyard fireworks, make sure  your pet is safe indoors well ahead of time. Lit fireworks can result in severe  burns and other injuries, and unused fireworks contain potentially toxic  substances like potassium nitrate and arsenic. If you’re planning to watch a  professional fireworks display, I highly recommend leaving your pet at home,  indoors, where it’s quiet, familiar and safe. Loud, crowded public fireworks  displays terrify and overwhelm many pets.

Alcohol. Make  sure to keep all drinks with alcohol in them out of reach of your pet, and insist  your guests do the same. “Adult beverages” can poison your dog or cat.  Depending on how much is ingested, an animal can become very intoxicated, weak,  depressed, and can even slip into a coma. Severe alcohol poisoning can result  in death from respiratory failure.

Human sunscreen and  insect repellent. Make sure to use products designed specifically for your  dog or cat rather than human products. If your pet ingests a sunscreen product,  it can cause excessive thirst, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy.  Insect repellents containing DEET can result in neurological problems in pets.

Matches and lighter  fluid. Some matches contain a substance called chlorate, which can damage  blood cells, impair respiration, and even cause kidney disease. Lighter fluid can  irritate your pet’s skin, and if ingested can cause GI upset and central  nervous system depression. Inhaling lighter fluid can result in breathing  difficulties and aspiration pneumonia.

People food. Even  if your pet has a diverse diet and a well-conditioned GI tract, it’s best to  keep party and barbeque foods out of reach. Feed your dog or cat her regular  diet for the holiday, and be especially careful not to make potentially toxic  people foods like chocolate, coffee, onions, grapes, raisins or bread dough  accessible to your pet.

Costumes and glow  jewelry. Don’t give your pet access to glow jewelry, which if eaten can  cause excessive drooling, GI irritation, and potentially, intestinal blockage.  Also think twice about dressing up your pet for July 4th. Unless  your dog (or even less likely, your cat) loves to play dress-up, don’t force  the issue. Make sure anything you dress your pet in is comfortably loose and  doesn’t constrict movement in any way. Also remember it’s July and your pet can easily get overheated – especially if he’s wearing a costume.

Citronella. Always keep citronella candles, oils, and insect coils out of reach of your dog  or cat. Ingestion can cause stomach irritation and potentially, central nervous  system symptoms. Inhaling the oil can cause breathing difficulties and  aspiration pneumonia in pets.

Fireworks. If  your 4th of July celebration involves backyard fireworks, make sure  your pet is safe indoors well ahead of time. Lit fireworks can result in severe  burns and other injuries, and unused fireworks contain potentially toxic  substances like potassium nitrate and arsenic. If you’re planning to watch a  professional fireworks display, I highly recommend leaving your pet at home,  indoors, where it’s quiet, familiar and safe. Loud, crowded public fireworks  displays terrify and overwhelm many pets.

Click here to see the full article at healthypets.mercola.com. 

We carry a few products that can help such as Homeopet's TFLN, Thundershirts, calming chews, essential oils and more!  Buy them on our website or at either of our locations.

 Homeopathic remedy provides relief from fear of: Thunderstorms, 
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Homeopathic remedy provides relief from fear of: Thunderstorms, Fireworks, Wind, Loud Noises, Gunshots. Restless, anxious and unwanted behavior can be helped with this fast acting, non-sedating liquid.

 ThunderShirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its 
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or overexcited.

ThunderShirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design, ThunderShirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect    for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited.

 

Pets Have Allergies?

Allergies seem to be especially rampant this year.  Here's another excellent video from Dr. Karen Becker on the signs, symptoms, and suggestions for relief for your pet's allergies! 

 

Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations

for your pet at End of the Leash Mukwonago

 

For the month of July, Dr. Witte will be here on Thursday the 11th and Wednesday the 24th to do consultations and/or spinal manipulations for your pet.

She is now offering cold laser therapy!  She says, “This is a great method of treating arthritis, soft tissue  injuries, wounds, inflammation, and surgical incisions. I will be able  to offer this not only at the clinic, but also when I am “on location”  as well.”  (On location includes her visits to End of the Leash!)

You can also make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Witte to  discuss holistic options for your pet (nutrition, supplements, essential oils etc…).  Appointments are for 20 minutes and include a consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338. 

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for  your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, wellness exams  with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment,  aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, western herbs, nutrition counseling, and  whole food supplementation. House calls available upon request.

Visit Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care on Facebook for more information.

 

We hope you and your pets have a safe and happy July 4th!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians, and  no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable  and professional advice of your veterinarian.

 

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