The Top 5 Holiday Pet Toxins!

The Top 5 Holiday Pet Toxins!

Christmas is a particularly busy time of year at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control
Center, and the five items below account for the majority of holiday calls.

1. CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE
This tasty treat is hands-down the winner for most calls at Christmas
(Halloween and Valentine’s Day don’t even come close). Why?
Usually it’s because of wrapped chocolate gifts left under the
tree. And often a pet has shredded wrapping paper to get to
the treat, thus destroying the chance to learn exactly what ingredients
have been ingested. Also, with the growing popularity
of higher cocoa content, it takes even less candy to get our
four-legged friends into a world of trouble. To test your treatment
strategy, check out this chocolate ingestion case study.

2. TREE PRESERVATIVES
What is generally seen is mild gastrointestinal upset. However, if there is bacterial
contamination, the potential for gastrointestinal upset can be more significant.
Treatment plan? Dilute, monitor at home and move on. Read about some
more holiday ingestion worries.

3. POINSETTIAS
Poinsettias are primarily mucous-membrane irritants – and
despite the worry they cause pet owners, the plants aren’t
usually too dangerous if treated properly. Check out our
poinsettia ingestion treatment article.

4. MEDICATIONS
Guests. Winter colds. Kids home from school. This trifecta of
medication dangers calls for caution. Add the fact that worried pet owners generally
can’t remember how much medicine was actually in that little baggie that
the pup ate, and you can just feel a headache coming on. Any and all medications
need to be stored up high or in a locked cabinet. Check out our five tips to
avoid improper pet medication exposures.

5. ALCOHOL
Yes, some days we feel like going home and having a stiff drink
after dealing with all those chocolate cases. However, right now
we are talking about the little Chihuahua who likes to scale the
couch and help herself to the owner’s eggnog. The good news:
Pets usually vomit alcohol after ingestion. The bad news: Alcohol
is absorbed quickly

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Pounds for Pounds Sale at Consign Charleston

Pounds for Pounds Sale at Consign Charleston

Consign Charleston has some great deals waiting for you and they get even better if you bring a food donation! Bring any pet food and get 20% – 50% off your entire purchase that day. All food will be donated to Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary.

When: Saturday, December 8th

Where: 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407 United States

Time: 10am – 7pm

Adopt A Senior Dog Month

Adopt A Senior Dog Month

Hallie Hill #AdoptASeniorDog MonthAt Hallie Hill we love our seniors! Join us this November as we celebrate #AdoptASeniorDog month. Follow our social media pages to find out more about the seniors at the sanctuary.

Instagram: @HallieHillAnimalSanctuary
Facebook: @HallieHillAnimalSanctuary

Here Comes Santa Paws

Here Comes Santa Paws

Hallie Hill Benefit at Ms. Rose’s

Santa Paws is coming to town! Join us at Ms.Rose’s on Friday, November 16th for an evening full of holiday cheer, featuring live music, house-made dog treats, specialty cocktails, vendors, build-your-own Stocking Station, and, of course, Santa Claus. Hallie Hill will be on-site with adoptable pups!

This is the perfect opportunity to get your pups photo taken with Santa and to stock up on all the holiday toys and treats your pup needs! Proceeds from the Santa Paws portraits, Stockings and house-made dog treats will be donated to Hallie Hill.

Location:
Ms. Rose’s Fine Food and Cocktails
1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 6-9pm

Natalie Parker Bluestein

Natalie Parker Bluestein grew up in Charleston and is a founding partner in the Family Law firm Bluestein & Douglas, LLC. She volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Junior League of Charleston, Inc., the Women’s Council at the Gibbes Museum of Art, and Friends of the Library, and has held Board positions with the Jewish Community Center of Charleston, Synagogue Emanu-el, Charleston Stage Company, Florence Crittenton, The Charleston County Bar Association, the SC Women Lawyers Association, and Family Recovery Court. She has been president or chair of the SC Women Lawyers Association, The Charleston County Bar Association, and the Charleston County Family Court Liaison Committee. She and her husband live on Sullivan’s Island with their two English Springer Spaniels, Pippa and Paddington, four cats, Edgar Allan Paw, Annabel Lee, Dear Prudence, and Vivi, and many fish and corals.

Day of the Dog Festival

Day of the Dog Festival

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd at Low Country Dog Magazine’s DIA DE LOS PERROS, Day of the Dogs Festival! This family fun event will host food and drink specials, sugar skull face painting, a Day of the Dogs costume contest, and live music by the Michael Martin Band. Hallie Hill will be on-site with adoptable dogs and yummy treats – stop by and learn more about Hallie Hill and what we do!

This is a dog friendly event. All dogs must be on leash.

Location: The Tattooed Moose Johns Island

Date: Saturday, Nov 3rd

Time: 3 to 6 pm

Click here for more information.