Happy New Year!

We cannot believe that 2017 is coming to an end! Are you and your pets ready to welcome the New Year?

New Year’s festivities can be a time of stress for many dogs and cats, as well as their families. Whether you are celebrating at home with guests or having a night out on the town, here are some tips to help keep your Furry family members safe and calm.

Many pets will try to escape when they are scared, please keep your pets indoors in a safe and quiet location. If guests are coming over, make sure that they watch the door when coming in and out of your home so that pets do not get out in the excitement. Make sure that your pet’s ID tag and microchip information is up to date with your current contact information. This will help just in case your pet should get escape during all of the festivities.

Loud noises and celebratory commotion can cause even the calmest to experience pet anxiety. Playing some calming white noise or soft music will help with the unpredictable, loud noises and explosions caused by fireworks. Light flashes and the flickering of fireworks can also escalate your pet’s anxiety. Closing blinds and curtains, as well as turning indoor lights and/or television on can help minimize the distraction. Giving your pet plenty of exercise and attention on New Year’s Eve day will help them to rest more peacefully that night. If your pet has a special place for a good nap like their crate, behind the sofa, or under a comfy blanket, make sure that they have access to their happy place.

Please avoid feeding your pet table foods and new foods/ treats. Stress by itself can cause your pet colitis or other health issues. Also, things like confetti can be a fun addition to a party but your pet may mistake them for a snack. Please keep things like alcohol, chocolate, and decorations away from your pet to avoid a potential trip to the Veterinarian. Even though we love seeing you and your pets, we want them to be happy and healthy 🙂

Contact us for specific recommendations if your pet suffers from severe anxiety or if you have further questions. In some cases, a compression garment, pheromones, or even a medication may be a good course of action.

Thank you for all of your support in 2017! This has been an incredible year for us and we hope that it has been for you and your family too. We would like to wish you a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to seeing you and your Fur Babies in 2018!!

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The vets and techs, even the receptionist, are all exceptionally friendly and professional. I really feel like they care about me and my pets. They took great care of my cat, even with curbside service. They were personable and empathetic and the vet came out to my car personally to let me know what she thought and to listen to my concerns. They took into consideration what I had to say and looked into my concerns. They were thorough and quick to jump onto any concerns they had to get ahead of any issues, especially since my cat is older now. I’m so glad I chose to come to Prima Vista for my cat’s care.

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They Love Buddha and Chai, and do everything they need at every visit. Everyone is Great with our dogs. We get the best treatment there.

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Went to Prima Vista Animal Hospital two times with my puppy Buffy. The staff is just amazing, caring, and very informative. Thank you guys

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