• At Cliffdale Animal Hospital, we provide the latest in preventative care, along with top-quality medical, dental, and surgical services. We also offer grooming and boarding for your complete pet care needs.


Dog Park Etiquette: Guidelines for a Positive Experience

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Dog parks offer a fantastic opportunity for dogs to socialize, exercise, and have fun in a safe and controlled environment. However, dog owners must adhere to proper dog park etiquette to ensure a positive experience for all. This post will explore the key guidelines for dog park etiquette.

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Developing a Crisis Plan for Your Pet

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Natural disasters can endanger all living beings in an area. A pet is like a family member who you need to protect in case of an emergency situation.

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Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners 

Halloween Safety Tips

1. Lock Candy Away Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog’s keen sense of smell will lead him to even the most cleverly hidden treasure. Contact a veterinary professional right away if your pet does get into Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or is sugar-free and contains xylitol. 
2. Ditto the Glow Sticks Glow sticks are used to help keep kids safe while they are out in the dark. Pets (especially cats) find these glow sticks to be a lot of fun and often puncture them. While most of the sticks are labeled as non-toxic, they do have an extremely bitter taste and pets who bite into them may begin drooling and racing around the house. A little treat or sip of milk will usually stop the taste reaction. 
3. Have Pets Identified and Visible There are a lot of extra people on the streets at Halloween, and that combined with strange costumes can spook pets and cause them to bolt. If you take your pet out after dark, make sure he or she wears a reflective collar and is securely leashed. And make sure your pet has proper identification on the collar. 
4. Keep Pets Calm Even pets who are kept indoors may experience intense anxiety over the large number of strangely dressed visitors. Keeping your pet away from trick-or-treaters may do the trick, but if you think more will be needed be sure and speak with your vet well in advance about options to help calm your pet. 5. Check Those Costumes Costumes can be fun for the whole family. However, if you are planning on dressing up your best bud, ensure that the costume fits well and isn’t going to slip and tangle the pet or cause a choking hazard if chewed on. And never leave a costumed pet unattended. 
Provided by the ASPCA 
Animal Poison Control Center 

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6416 Brookstone Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28314 



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