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Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween is almost upon us – with tempting treats, parties, trick or treating and spooktacular costumes galore! It’s also a time to monitor pets closely to keep them safe.

While the Halloween holiday can be lots of fun for people, it can be a stressful and frightening time for pets. Here’s how to keep them safe.

Candy is a NO! Chocolate can be deadly to your dogs and cats, so be sure to keep treats out of their reach. Artificially sweetened treats with xylitol can be poisonous for pets, even in small amounts.

Keep your pets confined on Halloween night. Constant doorbell ringing, doors opening and closing, plus costumed visitors can be highly stressful, so it’s best to keep your critters crated or in a room well away from the door and all the action to reduce stress.

Keep glow sticks away from your pets! Glow sticks have become a popular accessory for little trick-or-treaters, but the temptation to chew them can become an issue if your pet gets ahold of one. While the interior gel is non-toxic, it can still make your pet sick.

Keep pets away from lit Jack-o-lanterns, candles and other decorations. Reduce the temptation for pets to get up close and personal with Halloween decor – they could get burnt, or cause a fire if they knock something over.

Don’t dress your pet in a costume unless they love it. Pets can be fickle – while one pet may adore dressing up and performing their own personal fashion parade, others will be freaked out by them. Costumes should not restrict the pet’s ability to move or breathe freely, block their vision or reduce their hearing. Any costumed pet should be supervised closely.

Important numbers to keep at hand:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 888-426-4435

Pet Poison Helpline: 844-520-4639

Happy Halloween, everyone!

In Celebration of Vet Techs

celebration of vet techsIt’s National Veterinary Technician Week! This event was created in 1993, and is celebrated every year during the third week of October. This holiday is near and dear to our hearts, as the AZ Pet Vet family values our veterinary technicians beyond words. They spend their time working with our sweet furry clients and are often times asked to do things that are nowhere near glamorous.  So thank you, vet techs!  We appreciate you and honor your commitment to our AZ Pet Vet family of both colleagues and clients.

If you are interested in becoming a veterinary technician, some of the duties to look forward to might include:

  • Assist doctors and team members with treatment of animals seen in the exam rooms, as well as those being hospitalized for treatments or surgery.
  • Have the ability to do blood draws, place IV catheters, give injections and vaccines, SQ fluids, express anal glands, clipping and scrubbing wounds, and provide restraint when needed.
  • Position animals and have the ability to take and process radiographs.
  • Perform laboratory procedures such as blood draws, fecal floats, urinalysis, heartworm tests, and parvo tests.
  • Support the doctors prepping for surgery, wrapping packs, autoclaving and sterilizing surgical materials, and assisting in surgeries and dental cleanings; assist with monitoring vital signs on all patients.
  • Assist with euthanasia.

In order to become a certified veterinary technician in the state of Arizona, you must graduate from a minimum two year AVMA accredited program in veterinary technology and pass a national and a state veterinary technician examination.

If you have any questions about becoming a technician or are already a certified technician looking for a new job, we’re always looking for awesome team members with the right attitude to join our family!  With 22 locations and growing, we have wonderful opportunities all across the valley.  Visit the careers page on our website (www.arizonapetvet.com/careers) to see our current openings.

Source: https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Documents/scope_vet_assistant_duties.pdf

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