Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter.
The team at HIGHlands Veterinary Hospital would like to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your patronage, we have shared some very special times over the last year and enjoyed meeting your wonderful pets.
Speaking of pets, this is a very tempting time for animals, what with that lovely new climbing toy in the lounge (the Christmas Tree), lots of dangly sparkling things to attack, and a wealth of food to sneak a treat when the humans are talking! A tip that will save you a lot of stress is to secure your tree to the wall, ceiling or whatever you can to prevent your tree from being felled by mischievous pets. If possible, shut them out of the room with the tree at bedtime, as a bored pet can start chewing the electric cords to the lights, crunch up your delicate ornaments, munch pretty pot plants, and if you have food like popcorn or chocolate decorating the tree, you may come out to find a very sick pet who needs veterinary help! Protect your pet from itself, and leave the tinsel, food, and delicate glass ornaments off your tree. Christmas is awonderful time of the year, let’s keep our pets safe and then everyone can have a happy and healthy festive season!
Also in this months Newsletter we talk about;
- Calming an excitable dog
- Meet Sora the Staffy
- Pet Selfie competition
- Dog treats that hard to beat
- Case Study – Holly the Golden Oldies dog
Finally, we have just released our very first episode of the Highlands Veterinary Hospital’s podcast! In this episode we interview the amazing founder of Golden Oldies Rescue – Gina Fallon. Learn more about Gina and her organisation by clicking here to listen to the podcast
Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more! From the Grinch
Dr Diederik Gelderman and the Highlands Veterinary Hospital team.