Fireworks Safety for Pets

With all the fireworks tonight, make sure to keep a special eye on your furry friend! Have a safe & happy New Year’s Eve to all of our wonderful clients 😄

Merry Christmas!

Dr. Gray and all of us at Coastal want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope you enjoy the holiday spending time with your loved ones ♥️

Holiday Hours

We just wanted to remind everyone that Coastal will be closing early tomorrow (12/24) and will open back up at 8am on December 26th! In case of an emergency while we are closed, please call First Coast Vet Emergency: 853-6310.

Coastal's Holiday Tips! Day 8

Today is the last day of Coastal's Holiday Tips! Remember to leave the leftovers for your guests! Fatty foods, like gravy, bacon, butter and meat scraps can cause your pet to have pancreatitis. Instead, give your pets food or treats made specifically for them to avoid this potentially-life threatening condition. Warning signs of pancreatitis are loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

Coastal's Holiday Tips! Day 7

Don’t leave candles burning or electrical wires in areas that your pet can reach. Put the candles on stable surfaces in designated holders so that your pet won’t burn themselves or potentially knock the menorah over and start a fire. If your furry friend bites into a wire, it could cause an electric shock that’s potentially lethal so be sure to keep them out of paws reach.

Coastal's Holiday Tips! Day 6

Tinsel-to-go! Our kitties love to get ahold of the sparkly decoration and play with it as a toy. Playing with it can turn into ingesting it, which would obstruct your pet’s digestive tract and could lead to dehydration, vomiting and possible surgery. Skip the tinsel altogether or hang it up in areas that are hard to reach, just to be on the safe side.

Coastal's Holiday Tips! Day 5

Be careful with the decorative plants- some flowers and festive plants can be toxic to dogs and cats. Mistletoe, hydrangeas and holly are just a few of the that pose risks. You can find a full list on the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) website.

Coastal's Holiday Tips! Day 4

Use shatter-proof ornaments to eliminate any hazards for your pet that might be hanging on the Christmas tree! Broken ornaments can cause injuries, and if ingested, they can cause your pet to have an obstructed intestinal tract. Put your more delicate, sentimental ornaments near the top of the tree & away from paws reach!

Coastal's Holiday Tips! Day 3

Stuff the stockings with safe toys! Coastal carries a wide-variety of Kong toys, which are basically indestructible. Instead of getting your kitty long ribbon/yarn, try a ball that would be too big for them to swallow. Come by and check out our Treasure Chest Gift Shop to find the perfect present for your pet!

Coastal's Holiday Tips! Day 2

Day 2 of Coastal's Holiday Tips! Watch your kitchen counter while you’re baking those holiday goodies! Yeast dough can be potentially life threatening for animals. If ingested, your pet will start to have painful gas and extreme bloating. Call your veterinarian or visit an emergency veterinarian if you think your pet has eaten any. You can find a full list on the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) website of ingredients that are toxic to your furry friends.

Coastal's Holiday Tips!

Today starts day one of Coastal's Holiday Tips! From now until Christmas, we'll be posting daily helpful hints on how to keep your pets safe during the holiday season 😀🎄 Anchor down the Christmas tree! By doing this, you will be able to prevent your pet from knocking down the tree and injuring themselves. The water that comes from the tree also poses as a harmful threat to our furry friends because of the fertilizers in it that can upset their stomach. Keep an eye out for nausea or diarrhea as a hint that your pet may have consumed some of the water. Check your local hardware store for sandbags to keep that tree stable!

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags

13431 Beach Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL. 32246

904-223-4360

www.coastalvethospital.com

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon