Ah, Fall. The scent of fall flowers and change of season. The leaves change and the days grow shorter. And to the ER veterinarian, fall also means a busy season! (which is unfortunate for your pets!). As weather cools, we see a huge spike in dogs and cats presenting to the ER for the following reasons:
BCLC: “big-cat-little-cat” fights
Lily poisoning in cats
Antifreeze poisoning in cats and dogs
Flea and tick poisoning in cats (due to a “small dog” product being applied to a “big cat”)
Protect your cat, always use the proper medications and flea protection products. If you are not sure what to use, call or come in and see the vet.