Adams County Animal Hospital
Serving the Arvada Community for over 50 yrs.
Oct 2015 Newsletter
Featured Pet of the Month
Gracie is a 10 yr old DMH cat belonging to one of our Technicians, Katie. Gracie chose Katie as her human 5 yrs ago and has been happily stealing the couch cushions ever since. However, Katie thinks she is “Puuurrfect”.
“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” – Groucho Marx
Everyone loves Halloween and our pets are no exception! However, there are a few things to watch, as safety is the paramount with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Some of the dangers include Chocolate, Candy Wrappers, Raisins (or Grapes) Glow Sticks. To get the full list and to see why they may be dangerous, visit VeterinaryBusness.dvm360.com
Also, be aware that as we are busy handing out candy to cute trick-or-treaters, this is a prime time for your dog or cat to slip out of doors and risk getting lost in the dark. Using a baby gate or separating them to a secure part of the house is a great idea to minimize the chance of your pet ending up on the street! Your pet should also wear current tags and a properly fitted collar. A microchip is another great way of identifying your pet, just make sure that the registration information is kept updated.
“I don’t always bark at night, but when I do, it’s for no reason.” – EVERY DOG, EVER
October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month
An estimated 3-4 million animals annually wait in shelters across the US and are tragically euthanized. If you are considering adding an animal to your life, consider a shelter animal. Adoption not only saves their life, but also opens up space at the shelter or rescue for them to take in another animal. The local shelters are the perfect place to find your next furry friend, whether you are searching in general or for a specific breed, age, size etc. Check out your local shelter or search Petfinder.com to become a hero to a shelter animal!
October 11-17, 2015 is Veterinary Technician Week.