Pet Toxicity Dangers- December Edition
There are many household toxins that we are aware of, but during the holidays there are often things around the house that many pet owners do not realize can be a hazard to their pets. Let’s review some holiday hazards!
Guest Author: Lori Hehn, DVM
There are a number of ways in which compensation can be determined. Today we’ll discuss these, as it is important to know and understand the different types of compensation packages that can be presented when you are negotiating job offers.
The Holiday Season is in full swing and I don’t know about you, but it is a struggle for me to make good food choices and find the time to exercise during all of the festivities. Unfortunately for our pets there seems to be a correlation with our Winter weight gain and their Winter weight gain. I had so many Spring Wellness exams that started out with, Fluffy has gained quite a bit of weight over the Winter and we will need to do something about that.
In a way, I feel for the clients. If you live in a cold climate it can be hard to take your dog out for a walk when it is freezing cold or freezing rain. The sidewalks get clogged with ice and snow and it is dark out earlier so it really can be treacherous to take your pup out for a walk. Unfortunately, if you are like me, you feel guilty when you don’t take your dog for a walk so you make up for it by giving treats. Decreased calories out and increased calories in is a dangerous equation for weight gain.
December Spotlight Veterinarian- Dr. Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, Dipl ACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology
Dr. Boston is a 1996 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. She is a Surgical Oncologist from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and she has an amazing story of perseverance and resilience. She is not only a distinguished professor and surgeon but she is also a cancer survivor and author. Her accomplishments in both her professional and personal lives are inspirational and I encourage you to learn more about this incredible person.
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Sarah Boston: Associate Professor of Veterinary Surgical Oncology Jean Imparato Professor of Canine Oncology Service Chief, Oncology College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida