Halloween and Companions

With Halloween right around the corner, veterinarians and shelters become rather busy. A majority of people do not realize just how spooky and or dangerous it can be for companion animals. Gwen and I have been swamped this whole month because of celebrations going awry. Many people have brought in companion animals suffering from Chocolate toxicity, and other injuries.

Please be aware that companion animals CANNOT have CHOCOLATE. If you want to give your companions a treat for the holidays, look into getting Carob pet treats. It’s non-toxic and 100% natural. Chocolate is a 100% dangerous even for cats, it causes seizures, anemia as well as death.

If it’s not hazardous foods, its being spooked by costumes and loud noises. Remember even companions get skittish around strange events. In order to prevent your companion from running off, or becoming overwhelmed, we suggest making a room just for them. Placing their food and water bowl, along with their favorite toys and comfort to keep them calm. If the music and party is too much for them, put a white noise machine on.

If your companion happens to get a hold of anything hazardous. PLEASE SEEK EMERGENCY CARE IMMEDIATELY.


Florida woman facing animal cruelty charge after video goes viral

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested Friday and charged with felony animal cruelty after a video appeared to show her kick, choke and hang her dog by its leash, WFLA reports.

The video went viral which had people calling for her arrest.

Tarpon Springs police say that 26-year-old Michelle Sieber abused her dog.

In a video taken by Vincent Minutello around 10:45 Friday, Sieber is seen violently yanking her dog then suspending his body in the air as the dog gasps for air.

Police found the suspect in Clearwater, Florida Friday afternoon, booked her into jail and charged her with one count of felony animal cruelty.

Animal control took her two dogs who did not appear to be injured.

Source – https://myfox8.com/2019/09/22/florida-woman-facing-animal-cruelty-charge-after-video-goes-viral/