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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Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day:

If Covid-19 taught us nothing else, it is to be prepared for the unexpected. In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, our doctors have gathered a list of items they feel is important to keep prepared and ready in the event of a disaster. Keeping this things together and ready to go can save a lot of time and headache in the event you would have to evacuate quickly with your pet:

Food, Medication and Supplies
· 3-7 days’ worth of dry and canned (pop-top) food*
· Two-week supply of medicine*
· At least 7 days’ supply of water
· Feeding dish and water bowl
· Liquid dish soap
· Litter, litter pan, and scoop (shirt box with plastic bag works well for pan)
· Newspaper, paper towels, and trash bags
*These items must be rotated and replaced to ensure they don’t expire
Important Documents
· Identification papers including proof of ownership
· Medical records and medication instructions
· Emergency contact list, including veterinarian and pharmacy
· Photo of your pet (preferably with you)
Travel Supplies
· Crate or pet carrier labeled with your contact information
· Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash
· Flashlight, extra batteries
· Muzzle
Comfort Items
· Favorite toys and treats
· Extra blanket or familiar bedding
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Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day:

If Covid-19 taught us nothing else, it is to be prepared for the unexpected. In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, our doctors have gathered a list of items they feel is important to keep prepared and ready in the event of a disaster. Keeping this things together and ready to go can save a lot of time and headache in the event you would have to evacuate quickly with your pet:

Food, Medication and Supplies
·    3-7 days’ worth of dry and canned (pop-top) food*
·    Two-week supply of medicine*
·    At least 7 days’ supply of water
·    Feeding dish and water bowl
·    Liquid dish soap
·    Litter, litter pan, and scoop (shirt box with plastic bag works well for pan)
·    Newspaper, paper towels, and trash bags
*These items must be rotated and replaced to ensure they don’t expire
Important Documents
·    Identification papers including proof of ownership
·    Medical records and medication instructions
·    Emergency contact list, including veterinarian and pharmacy
·    Photo of your pet (preferably with you)
Travel Supplies
·    Crate or pet carrier labeled with your contact information
·    Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash
·    Flashlight, extra batteries
·    Muzzle
Comfort Items
·    Favorite toys and treats
·    Extra blanket or familiar bedding

EXCITING NEWS!
The Maryland State Veterinary Board has lifted some restrictions that were placed upon all Maryland hospitals due to COVID-19. We will now be allowed to schedule all types of visits and surgeries, including nail trims. We will be continuing our curbside service until further mandates are lifted. Give us a call at 410-687-1111 to schedule your appointment. EMRVC will be here for you and your pet through sickness and in health.
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EXCITING NEWS!
The Maryland State Veterinary Board has lifted some restrictions that were placed upon all Maryland hospitals due to COVID-19. We will now be allowed to schedule all types of visits and surgeries, including nail trims. We will be continuing our curbside service until further mandates are lifted. Give us a call at 410-687-1111 to schedule your appointment. EMRVC will be here for you and your pet through sickness and in health.

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You guys are the best ! Thanks for seeing Skylee in the car since she is petrified of vet offices !!

Awesome, forgot to call today. My Maggie needs a nail trim, she's been slipping on the hard floors and stairs 😢 her black nails are tough for me to trim and she won't let me. You all are awesome!!

And here’s the other amazing tech seeing Skye in the car ! Thank you again

Thank you so much for all that you do and continue to do. As always, the staff is wonderful, even during this extra stressful time. Stay safe 💜

Great news so I shouldn't have any issues next week to get my fur baby's Heart Guard meds

Great Vet's !!

Awesome, now I can schedule my cats dental

Awesome

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