Ways to Dog-Proof Your Home and Avoid an Emergency Vet Visit
- Keep your medications, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs out of your dog’s reach. Ibuprofen, vitamin C, prenatal vitamins, Tylenol, antidepressants, heart medication, sleep aids, and beta blockers (just to name a few), are all hazards to your dog.
- These should be kept out of reach of your pets at all times — and don’t put them under the kitchen sink. Cleaners such as bleach can result in stomach and respiratory tract problems.
- Certain plants can be hazardous, including spring flowers like daffodils, lilies, and azaleas. The common household and office plant known as dumb cane can be lethal even in small doses.
- Chemicals such as weed killer and snail and slug bait can cause problems including upset stomach and even death. Discuss pet-safe options with your yard professional or local garden center.
- Traps set out for mice, rats, or any other pest should always be placed out of reach of your pet.
- Warm weather brings out all kinds of critters, including several that may be poisonous to your pet, including some snakes, frogs, toads, insects, and scorpions. Know the local species that could be harmful to your pet.
- When administering pet products such as flea or tick medication, more is not In addition, only use products intended for dogs. Don’t use a cat product on a dog or vice versa. Things that are okay for one species may not be okay for another.
- Many treats that are delicious and nutritious for humans can be harmful to your dog. To name a few, grapes, currants, and raisins are toxic and can cause kidney failure in some cases. Sugar substitute xylitol is toxic even in small amounts and can lead to liver failure. Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, overheating, and vomiting. Even vegetables that seem harmless, like onions, chives, and garlic, can cause anemia or death.
- Always have a dog first-aid kiton hand for accidents. Basic supplies should include a pet first-aid manual, emergency numbers to nearest veterinarian and emergency animal clinic, updated paperwork and records, a current photo of your pet, gauze pads and rolls, adhesive tape, antiseptic, cotton balls and swabs, hydrogen peroxide, saline solution, ice pack, scissors and tweezers, a pet carrier, leash, muzzle, can of wet food, and towels.
- In any situation, if you are unsure of what to do, consult your veterinarian or call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 462-4435
Featured Dog- Tully was found as a stray. He is a white poodle blend with long legs. He has been groomed as he was very dirty and matted. He is 1 – 2 years old; walks well on the leash and rides well in the car. Tully loves other dogs; cats unknown. Tully is neutered and current on his vaccinations. Tully is playful, energetic, and loves to be surrounded by people. He is a happy little dog looking for a family to love.
Other available dogs:
Rascal- M 7yr terrier/silky terrier. Housetrained, used to other dogs, does well on leash and rides well in car. Great little dog.
Toffee and Peaches – F 3-4 yr. Pit bull terriers. Came together as strays. Two of the best behaved pit bull terriers we have seen. Very calm, know sit and kennel. they do well on a leash. Very gentle.
Marty M 4 month poodle blend Friendly baby found as a stray. Loves people and playing with toys.
Lewis M 1-2 yr Border/wire hair blend Found as a stray. He knows sit and seems calm and gentle.
Featured cat- Tucker is approx. 2-3 years old and a handsome black/white tuxedo cat with personality plus. He is a very affectionate and sweet boy who loves being around his people. He likes sitting on laps and being petted – he loves attention. Tucker is rather mellow for such a young boy. He was found abandoned at a campground and spent the night sleeping in a camper with the family that found him. Unfortunately they could not keep him as they were traveling. Please consider giving this great cat a new loving home.
Other available cats:
Miss Kitty F 6 yr. LH gray Very laid back. Loves being brushed, sitting on your lap or just waiting for you to have time for her.
Missy F 7 yr. – Siamese, DECLAWED Quiet girl, likes to be held and loves playing with the laser.
All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximated.
The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268
The animals submitted to the media may have changes so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals. www.mesquiteanimalshelter.petfinder.com
Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information. https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVAnimalControl and https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSOFMESQUITENVANIMALSHELTER