Happy Halloween!

Be sure to keep your furry family members safe and happy this Halloween with these pet safety tips.

  1. Keep Candy away from Pets
  2. Put Pets in an area where they can’t hear doorbells and trick-or-treaters
  3. Play Calming Music
  4. Put a Thundershirt on for Calming
  5. Give them a Special Pet Treat to enjoy
  6. Keep Cats and Dogs Inside

No Tricks Just Treats & Prize Drawing!

No tricks, just treats! Bring your costumed pet to Mt. Tabor Boarding and Grooming for Halloween Treats! Draw for prizes!

Prizes include:

  • Boarding
  • Playcare
  • Baths
  • Nail trims
  • Treats
  • Toys

Health Tips For Senior Cat Care

Hi MTBG Friends,

Check each nail on their paws once a month. Senior cats may develop thickened nails and need nail clipping more often. Nails could easily in-grow into pads if not routinely checked.

Senior cats need assistance in fur removal. A good brushing once a month will remove undercoat fur and prevent matts from developing. Even short hair cats will benefit greatly from a good brush out.

Keep a check on your Senior Cats weight. Consult your veterinarian for any sudden weight loss. It would be good to have a physical exam and thyroid testing.

This photo is my 18 year old cat Lexi. She is one of four cats and 3 dogs in my household.

Check Mt Tabor Boarding & Grooming’s Facebook Page for more Pet Health Care Tips.

Linda Hofmann

Fall Basic Obedience classes are starting soon!

Fall Basic Obedience classes are starting soon!

Classes are held on Tuesday nights, from 7pm to 8pm. It is a 6 week course! ONLY $75!!!

Dates: August 19th, 26th and Sept. 1st, 8th,15th, and 22nd!

Vaccines required: Rabies, distemper-parvo, and bordetella (within the past 6 months).

Class spaces are limited so call us at (336)765-7102 or stop by!

Classes are subject to change/push back up to 2 weeks**

Poisonous Holiday Plants

During the holidays there are many poisonous plants harmful to cats and dogs. Some plants to avoid at the holidays are Poinsettia Plants, Mistletoe and Holly, Christmas Trees, and Lillies and Daffodils.

Poinsettia Plants are mildly toxic to cats and dogs. If small amounts are ingested you will notice signs of an upset stomach. If large amounts become ingested the Poinsettia Plant may cause seizures.

Mistletoe and Holly are the most toxic holiday plants to cats and dogs. They are claimed to be moderately to severely toxic to animals.

Christmas Trees are considered mildly toxic to our pets. The tree oils can cause irritation to the pets mouth and stomach which leads to excess drooling and possibly vomiting.

Lillies and Daffodils such as, Amaryllis and Narcissus are also extremely harmful holiday plants. Amaryllis and Narcissus plants can cause symptoms such as, gastrointestinal problems, cardiac arrhythmia, kidney failure, and convulsions.

Pet owners beware. If your pets show any signs of unusual vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or excessive drooling check your holiday plants for missing leaves or chew spots. If your pet has ingested a poisonous holiday plant please call your Veterinarian and Poison Control immediately. To prevent them from eating these plants, place them out of reach to your pet and look up to see if any of your holiday plants are poisonous to your pet.

Pet Poison Help Line: (800) 213-6680
ASPCA: (888) 426-4435
Carolinas Poison Center: (800) 848-6946 (704) 355-4000
Duke Regional Poison Control Center: (800) 672-1697 (NC only) (919) 684-8111
Triad Poison Center, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital: (800) 953-4001 (NC only) (919) 574-8105

Dog Food Recall

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Diamond Pet Food Recall!

” As of May 3, at least 14 people in the U.S. were infected with the same strain of Salmonella Infantis that was found in samples of dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods’ manufacturing plant in Gaston, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Five of the U.S. outbreak victims required hospitalization. “

Read the full article on FoodSafetyNews.com

See the updated Diamond Pets Foods Recall Information. (Link no longer working)