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Doylestown house cleaning and office staff learn pet safety.

PET SAFETY

Frankie visits the Harmony Clean office.

Dr. Christina Moore from the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holiday House Pet Resort shared important pet safety tips at our staff meeting at Harmony Clean. Kim, our in-house dog lover, took diligent notes and offers these helpful highlights:

7 foods to avoid feeding your dog or cat: chocolate,  onions, grapes and raisin, fatty fried food, macadamia nuts, avocados, garlic,  Xylitol (the artificial sweeten found in gum and candy).

Protect your pet in the winter. Check underneath your car, bang on the hood, or honk the car horn prior to starting the engine. Check dog’s paws frequently for signs of cold weather injury and damage such as cracked paw pads or bleeding. During walks, your dog may be exposed to deicers, antifreeze or other chemicals that could be toxic.  Once back inside, wipe down or wash pet’s feet, legs, and belly to remove debris. Both cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia so in colder weather their time outside should be limited.

Basic advice for handling an injured pet - if your pet is injured, it could be in pain and is also most likely scared and confused. You need to be careful to avoid getting hurt, bitten, or scratched. Pain and fear make animals unpredictable or even dangerous.

*And the tip that sticks with me the most…..Dogs prefer to be pet on the sides of their face and neck, not the tops of their heads like most people think when first greeting the pet.

For more information or to find out about their next pet safety seminar, call 215.345.6000.  At Harmony Clean, we care about the safety and welfare of your pets. If there is ever a special concern with how our house cleaning service staff should handle an ill or injured pet in your home, please contact our office at 215-230-7700. Thank you!

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