How to Make Sure Your Pet Has a Good St. Patrick’s Day

Behavior, Cats, Dogs, Emergency Situations, Nutrition

Your beer is green, and your plate is full of cabbage and corned beef — It must be St. Patrick’s Day!

No matter how you plan to celebrate, make sure your pet has a good day, too.

Irish Food is People Food

Traditional Irish foods such as sauerkraut, cabbage or corned beef are NOT good for you dog or cat. Foods like this can really do a number on your pet’s stomach.

Your Pets Are Minors

Just because your pet ages seven times faster than you doesn’t mean it’s old enough to drink. In fact, alcohol is NEVER good for pets. Also, green food coloring could cause intestinal upset as well.

Stranger Danger

Is your pet one who gets nervous around strangers? If you are hosting a St. Patty’s Day party, consider putting your pet in its own quiet room away from all the festivities. Likewise, some people are not “pet people” or have pet related allergies, so you may want to consider who you invite.

Finally, even pets that like people can get agitated in a party, and might lash out. This is especially important to consider if there will be children at the party, because they don’t have the same boundaries as adults.

Please call our office at 410-687-1111 with any questions you may have regarding keeping your furry family member happy and healthy this St. Patrick’s Day.

Essex Middle River Veterinary Center provides medical and surgical care for cats and dogs at our animal hospital and veterinary clinic in Essex, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore. Our services include preventive wellness care exams, vaccines, spays/neuters, and a variety of specialized care. Our state-of-the-art veterinary offices are conveniently located near I-695 where we see pets from Towson, Honeygo, White Marsh, and other neighboring Baltimore areas.

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Welcome Julia (holding Noah) our new technician and Shannon, our new assistant
Julia has 2 cats (buddy, aussie) and a pitty (lugar). She has a 5 year old daughter and a fiance. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since 2012 stating she was passionate long before that!. In her free time I love to scrapbook and help individuals with disabilities.

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