Keeping you informed
Newsletter December 2021
The holiday season is upon us and we warmly wish all our clients and their pets a wonderful break over Christmas and the New Year. It’s been challenging at times and our pets have certainly contributed to helping us cope with the frequent changes we have had to adapt to in our community.
We recently had the honour of being awarded as the 2021 WINNER of the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Business Awards for the Most Outstanding Pet Care and we are very proud of our team for their dedication this year. This meant so much to us, after what has been an exceptionally challenging year.
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you – our wonderful clients – for continuing to choose Turramurra Veterinary Hospital and recommend us to your friends. We are truly honoured that you choose our team to look after your beloved pets.
Remember not to let your guard down on ticks – they are everywhere at the moment and can have fatal consequences, so please always check your tick preventatives are up-to-date and if you’re unsure what to use, click here for our latest tick preventative recommendations.
Christmas time can also be a time where pets (particularly dogs) eat things they shouldn’t, so be mindful of this when serving up your Christmas lunch!
Tips to keep your furry friends safe this Christmas?
Author: Dr. Gretta Howard – Senior Veterinarian
1) Foods that are toxic to your pet
Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and family and with these celebrations comes gifts and delicious food – some of which can be dangerous to your dog or cat if eaten.
Click this link for a list of banned foods for pets that you need to keep well away from your pet or risk dangerous consequences and an emergency trip to the vet.
If you suspect your pet has ingested one of the above items, please phone to make an appointment as we may recommend that an injection be given to induce vomiting.
Click here to get the other tips and read the full article on our website.
Surviving Christmas with Puppy Underfoot
Author: Katie Bedrossian – Pet Behaviour Consultant
Christmas is a joyous time for many of us, involving time with family, friends and our beloved pets. Lots of families have had the pleasure in acquiring a new furry family member in the months leading up to this time of year, so we have certainly had some new challenges.
Puppies love to explore with their mouths. Not just exploring, but chewing, biting, stealing and sometimes consuming items they shouldn’t!
Read below for 5 tips to keep your puppy out of trouble this Christmas:
- Manage your home environment. The Christmas tree including decorations and presents need to be physically out of reach. This can be achieved by using a pen, crate or lead to keep your puppy contained (or even a pen around the tree).
- Appropriate puppy-friendly toys and chews to keep your puppy interested in something else and distracted. To keep the toys interesting ensure that only a quarter of your puppy’s toys are accessible at one time. Each day, bring out a new range of the collection and rotate.
Pet Of The Month: Louis
Author: Jocelyn – Veterinary Nurse
Louis is a baby jackapoo and came in last week to be desexed. With the sweetness of a Poodle and the pluckiness of a Jack Russell Terrier, Louis stole every nurses’ heart that day! He got lots of smooches and cuddles from everyone, and was even more excited to come back for his recheck. We love you Louis!
We really appreciate your patience and co-operation during this period. Please send your feedback to our business manager, Elyse Staber, via email to email@example.com as we always strive to improve our service.
Stay safe and enjoy your holiday season – we look forward to seeing you in 2022!
Warm regards, your locally family-owned Turramurra Veterinary Hospital team.