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6715 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

phone tel (405) 634-5700
fax (405) 634-5233

Hours: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm M-F
7:30 am - 12:00 pm Sat

WINTERTIME BRINGS A WHOLE NEW SET OF COMMON DANGERS FOR PETS.  MOUSE AND RAT BAIT INGESTION IS PERHAPS THE MOST FREQUENT COLD SEASON PREVENTABLE PROBLEM.  IF YOU USE THESE PRODUCTS, MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PLACED INSIDE LOCKED CABINETS OR HIGH UP, WHERE RODENTS CAN FIND THEM BUT YOUR PETS CANNOT.  BETTER YET, USE THE TRAPS THAT WILL ONLY CATCH RODENTS AND NOT POISON YOUR PET.  ANTIFREEZE TOXICITY IS ANOTHER  PREVENTABLE CONDITION THAT UNFORTUNATELY HAS A VERY SMALL TREATMENT WINDOW BUT DEVISTATING CONSEQUENCES.  IF YOUR PET INGESTS ANTIFREEZE, TREATMENT MUST START WITHIN 6 HOURS IN ORDER TO HAVE A CHANCE OF SUCCESS.  A PET FRIENDY ANTIFREEZE IS AVAILABLE AT THE LOCAL AUTO-PARTS STORE.  IT IS MADE WITH PROPYLENE GLYCOL SO IT IS NOT TOXIC TO PETS.  INGESTION OF FOODS NOT INTENDED FOR PETS IS ALSO A COMMON PROBLEM DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.  CHOCOLATE, GRAPES, RED MEAT AND BONES ALL PRESENT TREATMENT CHALLENGES IF YOUR PET EATS ANY OF THESE.  AND FINALLY, MAKE SURE YOUR PET HAS A WARM PLACE TO GO AND FRESH UNFROZEN WATER ACCESS DURING THE WINTER.  FOLLOWING  THESE COMMON SENSE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR PET SURVIVE THE WINTER WITHOUT EXPOSING THEM TO POTENTIALLY TRAGIC RESULTS OF PREVENTABLE SCENARIOS.