Pet questions: What to keep away from pets at holiday parties


KIM. TAYLOR: YES, AND WE HAVE — DR. HAMMOND: THIS IS JOLENE. TAYLOR: SHE IS A ONE-YEAR-OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD. SHE IS ADORABLE. HER COAT IS BEAUTIFUL. SHE SMELLS MY CAT. DR. HAMMOND: SHE LOVES IT. PARTY TIME. TAYLOR: THIS IS PROBABLY HER FAVORITE. THAT BRINGS UP A GOOD QUESTION. HOW CAN WE DISTRACT OUR PETS OR A ARE ANY ITEMS AND PET STORES TO DISTRACT PETS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS? DR. HAMMOND: THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. IF YOU HAVE A DOG THAT’S SCARED OF FIREWORKS, THERE IS A REASON FOR THEM TO BE SCARED. WE ACTUALLY HAVE A DRUG THAT IS VERY EFFECTIVE. CALL YOU R VET OR CALL AND A HOSPITAL. IT IS CALLED SILEO. PUT THIS LIQUID ONTO YOUR DOG’S GUM, AND THEY WILL BE ABSOLUTELY CALM. THEY WILL NOT BE SCARED. IT IS SAFE, IT IS EASY. IT IS CALLED SILEO. ALL THE JUNK THAT YOU SEE ON INFOMERCIALS ABOUT THUNDER — I DON’T KNOW. YEAH, RIGHT. SILEO WORKS. THAT’S THE THING TO USE. TAYLOR: IT’S ALL NATURAL OR A MEDICATION? DR. HAMMOND: IT IS A MEDICATION. TAYLOR: IT WORKS AND IT IS SAFE. DR. HAMMOND: IT IS PLANNED DERIVED. TAYLOR: WITH SNOW IN THE FORECAST WHAT ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR KEEPING MY DOG WARM? DR. HAMMOND: THESE FRIGID TEMPERATURES, THE FIRST THING IS YOU CANNOT LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE. THEIR WATER SUPPLY FREEZES UP. DOGS DO NOT HAVE SWEAT GLAND SO THEY CAN TOLERATE THIS TEMPERATURE WELL. YOU CAN WALK WITH THEM AND HAVE A GOOD TIME BUT YOU SHOULD NOT LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE THE THEY SHOULD COME INSIDE. TAYLOR: CAN THEY GET FROSTBITE? DR. HAMMOND: THEY TOTALLY CAN. IT’LL TURN INTO ICICLES BETWEEN THEIR PAWS. I HEARD MY DOG COME IN THE OTHER DAY, SHE HAD ICICLES UNDERNEATH HER PAWS. TAYLOR: WHAT IS THE BEST SOLUTION — WARM WATER? DR. HAMMOND: IT’S GOING TO EVAPORATE BUT I GOT A WARM WASHCLOTH. TAYLOR: GOOD IDEA. NUMBER THREE. IF I AM HOSTING A PARTY FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE, WHAT SHOULD I KEEP MY PET AWAY FROM TO AVOID AN EMERGENCY TRIP TO THE VET? DR. HAMMOND: KEEP IT AWAY FROM YOUR CRAZY GUESTS. CALL THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL AND INVITE ME. I’M AVAILABLE. I AM A FUN GUY AT PARTIES. I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET. CALL ME. 825-9100. AT ANY RATE — TAYLOR: THANK YOU.

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