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Posts for: October, 2012

By contactus@morenapethospital.com
October 25, 2012
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LOST CAT!

 

MISSING SINCE 10/25/12.

Last seen off of Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Please Call with Any Sightings or Information!!!

“BABEES”

ALL BLACK DOMESTIC SHORTHAIR CAT

4 Years Old, Intact Female

Smaller sized cat (weighs just 6 pounds), Big Eyes

 

Please Call Morena Pet Hospital at 619-275-0888

or Patricia at 619-925-2009

 

Thank You!


By Heather Beeson of Morena Pet Hospital
October 18, 2012
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While Halloween may be a day of spooky celebration and fun for people, it can be a terrifying experience for our furry loved ones.  We realize pets are increasingly being considered parts of the family, so it is understandable that you may wish to include them in the holiday festivities.  But loud doorbells and shouting trick-or-treaters in costumes can be scary and stressful for your pet!

Here are some tips on keeping your 4-legged ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween!

  • Despite the popular phrase, for the safety of our pets it should become ‘No tricks, no treats’!  Ensure the candy bowl is set aside for the trick-or-treaters only (not for Frisky and Mittens!). Chocolate can be an alluring temptation for pets, but it is extremely toxic to them and poses a serious danger in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause health issues for pets.

Ingestion can result in excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, lethargy, elevated heart rate, hyperactivity, panting, seizures, and in extreme cases, death.  If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian immediately or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

  • Consumption of other Halloween related hazards, such as candy wrappers and decorations can cause potential intestinal obstructions or even worse can potentially be toxic for your pet (onions, avocado, chocolate, grapes, and raisins are all toxic to pets and can cause acute kidney failure)!

Although pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively non-toxic, they can produce stomach upset in pets that tend to chew on them.

  • Halloween glow sticks, glow jewelry, costumes, and paint can also be dangerous to any curious pets.  Although it is generally not life-threatening, all can produce mouth pain, gastrointestinal irritation, and other health issues if consumed.
  • Be sure to keep wires, cords, and other decorations out of reach of your pets.  A carved pumpkin, although festive, can quickly become a holiday hazard if you choose to add a candle.  Curious pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over, running the risk of causing a fire and getting burned by the candle flames.
  • When purchasing or making a costume for your pet, the Humane Society of the United States recommends ensuring costumes are comfortable and do not pose a risk for injury.  Remember, not all pets take to wearing costumes and forcing them into one may cause undue stress for both you and your pet. 

For those pets that do welcome dressing up, be sure the costume does not impair their vision, movement, or air intake.  Costumes should also be free of any chewable parts or objects that could come off and be swallowed.

  • During peak trick-or-treating hours, it may be best to have your pets in an enclosed room away from the front door.  The noise of the doorbell and shouting of strangers can be alarming to pets.
  • When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take caution to ensure your dog or cat does not dart outside.  It is a good idea to make sure your pet has proper identification if for any reason they escape and become lost.  A collar with tags, microchip, and/or TAGG system can greatly increase the chances for your pet’s safe return.

Taking these simple precautions will go a long way to ensure your Halloween is a joyful occasion to remember.

References:

ASPCA "Halloween Safety Tips" http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/halloween-safety-tips.aspx

Humane Society of the United States "Spare Your Pet the Spooks this Halloween" http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2011/10/halloween_pet_safety_101411.html


By contactus@morenapethospital.com
October 12, 2012
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MPH's Adoption Stars of the Week

Meet Mozzarella and  Parmesean!

Meet Mozzarella, aka "Mo." He is an adorable, good-looking kitten, and such a sweetheart!  He has a curious nature and loves to follow you around the house to see what you are doing.  He does prefer being next to his sister on certain occasions. She is a gorgeous tabby girl named " Parmesan." Both live with a foster who has other little kittens looking for homes and although they like to play with them, at the end of the day, they simply just love to find each other and curl up and go to bed or take naps together. They both have the same personalities, although Mo is a little more social and loving towards people. He enjoys the company of a dog especially if they have a long tail!

Mo and Parm would love to stay together and find a family who will love them until they grow old together. Of course they don't have to be adopted together. However, ARWOB would most definitely prefer a home with either another kitty in the home or one which is willing to adopt another of their kitties and take them home together in a pair. As mentioned though, if an adopter does decide to adopt a pair, Mo would fit VERY WELL with Parm. If there are already cats in the home then he will will adapt extremely well since he loves other cats.

If you would like to meet Mozzarella and Parmesan or one of ARWOB's other adoptable animals, please fill out an adoption application FIRST at http://www.arwob.org/. You MUST have an application on file in order to meet the animal you are interested in. The adoption fee covers all the costs for their care which includes microchipping, spaying/neutering, vaccines, deworming, etc.

It appears that Mozzarella and Parmesan will be attending the event, SD Pet Expo on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th-14th, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.


By contactus@morenapethospital.com
October 12, 2012
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OTIS IS A 4-MONTH OLD, MALE, BRINDLE BOXER MISSING SINCE OCTOBER 1ST

“OTIS” WENT MISSING MON., OCTOBER 1ST FROM THE INTERSECTION OF LINDA VISTA RD. AND BALTIC.

OTIS IS A 4 MONTH INTACT MALE BRINDLE BOXER WITH A WHITE CHEST AND “COLLAR”.  HE HAS FOUR WHITE “SOCKS” WITH THE REAR SOCKS BEING RATHER SMALL AND THE FRONT ONES LONGER.  HE HAS WHITE AROUND HIS MUZZLE WITH A WHITE STRIPE UP BETWEEN HIS EYES TO HIS FOREHEAD.  VERY BEAUTIFUL, SYMMETRICAL MARKINGS.  PERHAPS HIS MOST DISTINGUISHING MARK IS A SMALL BROWN SPOT IN THE WHITE OF THE “COLLAR” ON HIS BACK.

REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO OTIS’ SAFE RETURN. 

PLEASE CALL:

BRIAN  (858) 405-6255

TORI  (619) 540-5369


By contactus@morenapethospital.com
October 05, 2012
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Morena Pet Hospital's HOWL-A-WEEN Pet Costume Contest

Do not miss out as we host our 1st ever Halloween Pet Costume Contest.

To enter simply submit a photo of your pet in costume during the month of October {you may submit photos of your pet here to us at our front desk or online via our Facebook Page}.  All photos will be displayed in our lobby as part of the Halloween decor.

Judging will be for the following costume categories:

  •     Best Overall Dog/Puppy costume
  •     Best Overall Cat/Kitten costume
  •     Best Overall Avian/Exotic costume
  •     Best Owner/Pet Duo costume

Prizes include… goodie bags of treats, toys, and gift certificates for pet services

Be sure to stop by for a visit as the Morena Pet Hospital team enjoys handing out candy to the many trick or treaters, as well as the many pets passing by:)