Navigation Links
Winter Brings Pet Hazards
Date:12/4/2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter brings excitement regarding the holiday season filled with family and friends, however, it also brings many health hazards for family pets.

Keeping cats and dogs out of the cold isn't the only step pet parents should take this winter to ensure their health and safety.

"It's easy for pet parents to get caught up in holiday festivities," said Brent Hinton, former Kentucky Humane Society director and current PetFirst Healthcare CEO. "It's still important to keep our four-legged friends safe among all the chaos."

PetFirst Healthcare suggests taking these simple steps to protect family pets from falling prey to holiday threats that are often overlooked, resulting in symptoms as mild as lethargy and vomiting to some as serious as death:
-- Knock on the hood of your vehicle or honk your horn before starting the

engine -- Cats like to nap on warm places and seek refuge on car

engines during cold months

-- Wipe pets' feet and undersides after being outdoors -- Ice-melting

products contain chemicals that can irritate pet's skin, especially the

pads of their feet

-- Clean up any antifreeze spills and store in a secure location --

Antifreeze has a sweet taste, but even the smallest amount can be fatal

to dogs and cats if ingested

-- Cover live Christmas tree stands -- The mixture of pine sap, water and

fertilizers become a poisonous concoction for pets

-- Keep holiday plants out of pets' reach -- Many festive arrangements,

such as poinsettias, mistletoe, holly and lilies are poisonous plants

-- Pick up any ornament hooks, tinsel or ribbon -- Pets can experience

serious internal injuries from ingesting these items

"This is the time of year we start to see a lot of claims for illness and injury due to winter pet hazards," Hinton said. "Many of these can be prevented if pet owners know the dangers and take the proper precautions."

About PetFirst Healthcare

PetFirst Healthcare is a privately owned pet insurance company based in Jeffersonville, Ind. Underwritten by an A-rated insurance carrier and available nationwide, PetFirst provides affordable and reliable coverage for dog and cat medical expenses along with fast and effective claims processing. For more information about individual and family plans and pricing, visit http://www.petfirst.com or call 1-866-937-PETS.


'/>"/>
SOURCE PetFirst Healthcare
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. As Winter Approaches, Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency Increases
2. Blood Pressure Tougher to Tame in Winter
3. Protect Pets From Winters Hidden Dangers
4. More Energy & Immunity With Vitamin Supplements This Winter
5. Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina
6. Naked Juice Brings Consumers Happiness by the Billions With First 100% Juice Smoothie Containing Probiotics
7. Activate America(R) Brings Together YMCAs Nationwide to Promote Small Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle During America on the Move Week With the YMCA, September 22-29, 2007
8. PSI Brings its Pioneering Efforts to a Close
9. Serta Brings Sweet Dreams and a Special Delivery to Deserving Women
10. Eclipsys User Network Brings Eclipsys Clients Together to Share Outcome Improvement Strategies
11. Governor Rendell Brings Tour to Insure to Scranton and Urges Passage of Plan to Give Access to Affordable Health Insurance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Dr. David Mahon leads ... NV 89052. Dr. Mahon was named a 2017 Top Patient Rated Henderson Dentist ... an online directory that recognizes local physicians and dentists who have earned high ratings ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... in clinical trials, today announced that Premier Research, a leading clinical development service ... Clinical trials are becoming increasingly complex, due in part to an array of ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... and community for those in the fight against cancer, has produced a seminal ... success. HRA will release top-line findings in a webinar, Defining Compassionate Care ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... VA – , ... ... coming. It’s the perfect opportunity for the nation to come ... a college basketball bracket – with its favorite fruit – ... is encouraging apple lovers to join the “Apple Madness” bracket ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... ... Top cosmetic and periodontal dentist Dr. Mahnaz Rashti announced the ... campaign . Individuals are now able to contribute to the local initiative, which provides ... participating patient or through an Indiegogo donation. The entirety of proceeds will go toward ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... February 23, 2017 The fast-growing cannabis ... the United States . According to the 2017 Legal ... is expected to create 283,422 jobs by 2020, with an ... the next four years. The accelerating pace of cannabis legalization ... of legal cannabis market, which will further create more business ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing ... market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, ... of healthcare, today announced its record results for the ... Full Year 2016 Highlights are: ... year 2015 revenue Revenue ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , February 23, 2017 On ... of day as four out of nine sectors finished the ... sector managed a flat closing. Major US indices were also ... ended the day at 5,860.63, slightly down by 0.09%; the ... 20,775.60; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,362.82, down 0.11%. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: