Fright Night is Almost Here!

What’s fun for most of us can be scary or dangerous for our pets. Here’s a few thoughts to mull over this Halloween.

Toxins – many of our exotic pets love to chew. Chocolate, sugary treats and caffeine are common items this weekend that should be kept out of reach. Keep an eye on that bowl of candy or decorations.

Costumes and Decorations – watch out for flying hazards, novel items to chew or hiding places that your little critter could get stuck in. String, buttons, toxic bits of dangling costumes or decorations are attractive but could cause serious health issues. Don’t allow access to anything you aren’t sure is healthy.

Activity – stress from the constantly ringing doorbell, loud party noises or exciting decorations that make noise can all result in an unhappy or sick pet. Make sure your pet has a quiet and calm place to wait out the storm.

Pumpkins – while pumpkins are more of a concern for the active and larger pet (dogs, cats, large bunnies) they can be a tasty treat for others (birds, turtles, tortoises….). Just make sure no toxic paints or decorations are left on the item to be eaten. Also, if that pumpkin was carved and set out a few days ago…it’s probably not something you want to eat.

Candles – the main concern here is a fire hazard if your frightened pet knocks one over. It’s never a good idea to leave unattended candles in a house.

Bay Area Bird and Exotics Hosital bright orange logo with orange bird

Leila Marcucci DVM, Dip ABVP (Avian)
of Bay Area Bird and Exotics Hospital

Due to staffing issues we will be reducing our hours. We hope you will understand the necessary  changes to our protocols during this difficult time.

To comply with current distancing requirements, we ask you to wait in your car until your appointment.

Please call to let us know you are here. Only one person may accompany their pet into the hospital. If you are here to pick up food or medicine, please call prior to entering so we may speed you on your
way.

We are still accepting all forms of payment; however, credit cards are preferred and we will enter numbers manually to reduce contact whenever possible.