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Four Paws Animal Clinic
521A Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA 95959
Dr. Susan Murphy
Plan for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!
Tips to Keep your Pets safe:
- Ingestion of holiday foods can cause foreign body/ toxic reaction / pancreatitis.
- Inappropriate bones (e.g. turkey bones), chocolate, high fat foods, onions, macadamia nuts, raisins, and grapes are some foods that are very dangerous.
- Provide your dog with a special enrichment toy (i.e. Kong, Twist-n-Treat) during large holiday dinners to discourage begging and to prevent your pets from eating human food items that may be high in fat or contain chocolate.
- Your guests may not realize that certain foods are toxic for pets, so be sure to inform them before they may sneak your pet some treats.
- Unplug the Christmas tree and block your pet's access to it when you are not able to supervise. Lights and ornaments may look like appealing toys to pets, many of which may be dangerous if ingested or chewed.
- Other decorative items that are potentially toxic or dangerous include mistletoe, poinsettia plants, lilies, tinsel, electrical cords, gift-wrap ribbons and lit candles. Do not let them drink water in the base of your live Christmas tree if you have added plant preservatives.
- If your pet does not do well with visitors, it may be best to try to set up a safe, quiet room where stressors are minimized and visitors will not bother your pet if you are having a large gathering in your home during the holidays.
- Enrichment toys, dog appeasing pheromone (D.A.P.®), soothing music (Through a Dog’s Ear®), and a source of sound-blocking white noise may also encourage relaxation in this special room.
- Some pets may not travel well and may feel more secure if left home with a pet-sitter, or boarded, rather than traveling with you over the holidays.
Our Resolution is to always do our best to provide excellence in wellness, illness and surgical care for patients; to build close, positive relationships with clients, and to provide education and empowerment to clients and staff in a calm, comfortable, healing environment.
Dr. Susan Murphy and Jenna
Four Paws Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide compassionate care and support for all our 4 and 2 legged friends. We provide complete medical, dental, surgical and imaging services, including ultrasound as well as deluxe cat boarding. Our staff is extremely well trained and are passionate about veterinary medicine , having worked with Dr. Murphy at Best Friends for many years. She calls them the "Dream Team".
At Four Paws Animal Clinic, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet. We strive to provide professional, affordable, and advanced veterinary services, including, but not limited to newer alternative therapies such as cold laser and stem cell therapy using your pets own stem cells found in their fat cells. click here to read about this new and exciting treatment for your pets arthritis .
We also have an in-house pharmacy, dental care products, carry some premium foods and have access to specialists, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs. Please browse around our new website to learn about our facility and to read interesting pet articles. Click on the "email us" link below to ask us a question or to submit feedback. For directions to our office see our contact us page. To receive free monthly veterinary care articles, please subscribe to our newsletter.
Remember, at Four Paws Animal Clinic, your pets are our family!
Dr. Susan Murphy
Nevada City Veterinarian | Four Paws Animal Clinic | 530-265-3722
521A Searls Ave.
Nevada City, CA 95959
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Dear Dr. Murphy,
Thank you so very much for your brilliant diagnoses of my endocrine issues this past year.
I am now a happy, active boy; getting more stamina by the day. The bounce is back in my step. Thank you!
Love, Harvard Nevada City