Special Thanks, Cold Weather Tips, and More

Special Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to ACAH’s annual bake sale. It is because of your kind and generous hearts, that we have been able to help a great number of animals with our abandoned animal fund. One of those animals is the adorable kitten, pictured above, who is now up for adoption to a new home. For more information about this kitten, see one of our receptionists today.

Pet Safety Tips for cold weather

Plan ahead and be prepared! It is important to pay attention to cold-weather warnings. Just because your pets have fur coats, doesn’t mean they can withstand cold temperatures. Animals should be kept indoors as much as possible during cold weather. If remaining outdoors, animals should have a draft-free shelter, which is large enough for them to stand and turn around in but small enough to retain their body heat. In the event of a winter storm, it is imperative to have your pet-care necessities (food, litter, etc.) already well- stocked in case you are unable to travel to the store for a number of days.

When you do get in your car to travel during the colder months, remember that outdoor and stray cats sometimes create their own draft-free shelters near the warm engine of a car. Therefore, you should check under your car, bang on the hood, and honk the horn before starting the engine. This will encourage any nesting cats to abandon the car.

How to Avoid Pancreatitis in Your Pet This Thanksgiving

In the veterinary world, the Friday after Thanksgiving isn’t just known for Black Friday. It is also known for its increase number of pancreatitis cases.

Pancreatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the pancreas. Without treatment, pancreatitis can be life-threatening in both cats and dogs. Signs of pancreatitis in the dog include a loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness, and dehydration. In cats, the signs can be less specific but include a loss of appetite, vomiting, lethargy, fever, abdominal pain, and jaundice.

Pancreatitis is most commonly caused by the ingestion of fatty foods. Unfortunately, we see many cases of pancreatitis around the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving. In order to protect your pet from this potentially life-threatening disease, avoid feeding table scraps and any other human food.

Special Announcements

Our hospital will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume on Friday, November 23.

Ardmore Companion Animal Hospital
25547 Main Street
Ardmore,TN 38449
Phone: (931) 427-8383