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Five Cities Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians share petcare tips, tackle interesting topics in the world of animal medicine, latest promotions and events, and personal experiences that hopefully help you to understand your pets better.
To keep our community as safe as possible we are continuing to adhere to the COVID-19 Office Operations established in early March.
- All appointments are drop-off or drive-up only.
- For the safety of our staff, we respectfully request that all clients wear a protective mask or face covering while engaging with FCVH staff.
- Schedule your appointment in advance, if at all possible. We are working with reduced staff in order to keep our team safe so please be patient if we miss your call or text. Someone will get back to you right away.
- IMPORTANT: Please notify our staff if you have been ill. If so, our staff will take extra precautions with handling your pet.
Payment for Prescription Refills & Food:
- Payment for prescriptions and food orders may be processed by phone. Please contact us to arrange payment and delivery.
Delivery Options for Prescriptions & Food
- Ship directly to your home
- Brought out to your car
- Left outside the FCVH office for pickup
Spring time is upon us! Here's some information to consider before you start your Spring planting!
Spring flowers and plants are so colorful and create beautiful landscapes! If you own a dog or cat or both, here are some plants you should stay away from to avoid deadly exposure.
Sago Palms. They are bright green and add lush color to any landscape. Ingestion can induce vomiting, liver failure, seizures and often times death.
Amaryllis and Lillies. This effects Cats mostly. If ingested, the most common reaction is kidney failure.
Lily of the Valley, Oleander and Fox glove. These plants contain Cardia Glycoside which is naturally produced by plants and can have devastating results if ingested.
Rhododendron. All parts of the rhododendron plant are toxic for dogs. Symptoms include gastrointestinal upset followed by weakness, paralysis, and abnormal heart rhythms. Large doses can be fatal.
Japanese Yew. Japanese yew contains toxins called taxine A and B, which can be fatal if ingested by dogs, cats, horses or people. The primary symptoms are tremors, difficulty breathing and vomiting as well as seizures in dogs. Ingesting the plant can cause sudden death due to heart failure. Any person or animal that has eaten any part of the plant needs immediate medical treatment. Strangely, the plant isn’t toxic to white-tailed deer, which relish the taste of the foliage. Because of its toxic properties, Japanese yew shouldn’t be planted in family gardens where children and animals play. The bright green foliage and red berries make festive holiday decorations, but you shouldn’t use them in homes with children or pets, or in homes where children may visit over the holidays.
Castor Bean. Castor Beans contain Ricin and are highly toxic. They can cause multiple organ failure and should be avoided by all animals.
Autumn Crocus. The Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) is a flower that physically resembles a true Crocus plant, but is actually a lily. This flower, if ingested, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, trouble breathing, shock, seizures and possible death.
Hops. Hops are used in beer brewing. Ingestion by dogs causes their body temperature to sky rocket! Reported cases of Hops ingestion, temperatures spiked to as high as 108 which causes, organ damage or failure, brain swelling and kidney failure.Full Story
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As many of our clients and friends know, we had a very special mascot at Five Cities Veterinary Hospital when we first opened. His name was Oranges and he was a rescued kitty that our family had adopted as a kitten. Oranges made many appearances at various clinic functions including the Harvest Festival, the Christmas Parade, the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and countless school exhibits. We still have clients who ask about him and I thought it would be fun to share his story with everyone.
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