Country Animal Hospital

1707 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299

(502)267-7444

www.countryanimalvetlouisville.com




  


Winter Safety Tips


Winter Holiday Pet Safety

November and December abounds with Holiday celebrations, and nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic. These tips can help your winter holiday season from becoming not-so-happy-for your pet and for you.

Plan in advance: Make sure you know how to get to your 24/7 emergency veterinary clinic before there's an emergency. Talk to your veterinarian in advance to find out where you would need to take your pet, and plan your travel route so you're not trying to find your way when stressed. Always keep these numbers posted in and easy-to-find location in case of emergencies:

  • You veterinarian's clinic phone number
  • 24/7 emergency veterinary clinic (if different)
  • ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 1/888/426/4435 (A fee may apply)

Food: Keep people food away from pets. If you want to share holiday treats with your pets, make or buy treats formulated just for them. The following people foods are especially hazardous for pets:

  • Chocolate is an essential part of the holidays for many people, but it is toxic to dogs and cats. Although the toxicity can vary based on the type of chocolate, the size of your pet, and the amount they ate, it's safer to consider all chocolate off limits for pets.
  • Other sweets and baked goods also should be kept out of reach. Not only are they often too rich for pets; an artificial sweetener often found in baked goods, candy and chewing gum, xylitol, has been linked to liver failure and death in dogs.
  • Turkey and turkey skin - sometimes even in small amounts - can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis.
  • Table scraps - including gravy and meat fat - also should be kept away from pets. Many foods that are healthy for people are poisonous to pets, including onions, raisins and grapes. During the holidays, when our own diet tend toward extra-rich foods, table scraps can be especially fattening and hard for animals to digest and can cause pancreatitis.
  • Yeast dough can cause problems for pets, including painful gas and potentially dangerous bloating.

 

 

Country Animal Hospital Welcomes You!

 

Welcome to Country Animal Hospital. We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive healthcare services to Taylorsville, Middletown, St. Matthews, Fern Creek, Highview and Okolona. We offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services in our veterinary clinic.  We provide complete care for our patients. Our veterinary hospital is well equipped with advanced equipment and technologies to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Our facility has the ability to provide diagnostic bloodwork, x-rays, most soft tissue surgeries including spay/neuter and abdominal exploratory surgery, high end dental suite and equipment, pharmaceuticals including heartworm preventative, and more. 

   

At Country Animal Hospital we are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care for your pets to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases and surgical care, we have the expertise to provide the care your pet needs.

Please browse our website to learn more about our animal clinic and the veterinary services we provide for companion animals in Louisville and the surrounding areas. Read information in our Pet Library, view videos, take a virtual tour of our veterinary hospital, read testimonials, and find details about upcoming events. Please call our office today at (502) 267-7444 for all your pet health care needs or click here to contact us or to set up an appointment.