The thought of a cuddly puppy or kitten under the Christmas tree may be tempting, but think twice before giving a pet as a present. The months following the holidays are often the busiest time for shelters as new pet owners grow weary of their Christmas gifts and the unexpected demands they require. Some shelters estimate that 50 percent of pets given as gifts end up abandoned.
TUBERCULOSIS FOUND IN DAIRY HERD
Tuberculosis has recently been diagnosed in a cow at slaughter from a dairy herd near Lodi, Wisconsin. This animal was culled for other reasons and was not showing signs of respiratory disease, but the lungs had nodules seen by the inspectors at the slaughter plant. The nodules were tested and found to be bovine tuberculosis.
The hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is a part of the tradition for many families. But in the commotion, it's important to keep safety in mind for our four-legged family members. Our Lancaster Veterinary Clinic veterinary staff offers these Thanksgiving safety tips to help you all have a safe and special holiday!