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Easter Opening hours and a health warning for Cats and Dogs

Firhouse Vet Clinic , Firhouse Dublin will close at 4:30 pm Good Friday (March 25th). We are open 9am-4:30pm Easter Saturday. We reopen on Tuesday morning as usual.

Firhouse Vet Clinic phone number 014140830

If you are concerned about your pet over the bank holiday and the clinic is closed please call the Pet Emergency Hospital on 012609920

Read on for our Easter health message for Dog and Cat owners.

One little Easter message for dog owners. remember that chocolate can be toxic to dogs, so safest thing is not to give them any.

If your dog eats a tiny bit of chocolate don’t panic but if it has a large amount it may be quite sick. What matters is the size of the dog, the amount of chocolate and the type of chocolate.

So dark chocolate or cooking chocolate is the most dangerous. Large amounts are more dangerous than small amounts. And small dogs would be more at risk of chocolate toxicity than large ones.A small dog eating a large amount of dark chocolate could become quite sick, where as a large dog eating a small amount of milk chocolate will probably be ok – but the safest thing to do is give them none at all!

 

For cat owners – something to be aware of is that all part of the lilly flower and plant  are toxic to cats. Now cats usually are fairly careful about what they eat so it is not a major worry. That said if the brush up against the plant they can ingest some when grooming. Also kittens who can be a bit more inquisitive by nature sometimes will nibble on a plant just to investigate. So if you love cats avoid lillys.

 

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