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Happy Holidays from all of us at Cumberland Animal Clinic!
The 12 Days of Christmas Hazards
'Tis the Season for festivities and Holiday decorations but amidst all the glitter and bright lights there are hazards that every pet owner should be aware of. We want you and your fur babies to have a safe, happy and healthy Holiday season so we our featuring the 12 Days of Christmas Hazards to help spread awareness and help you deck your halls with health and safety in mind!
DAY 1: Tinsel-less Town! MEOWWWWW! Kitties love tinsel - it's a sparkling dangling toy that's easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But please beware! A nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstruction in the digestive track, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery to remove said shiny object. It's best to brighten your boughs with twig or paper decorations, shatterproof ornaments and even silk or velvet ribbons that are securely tied to the tree. Keep catnip scented wool balls under the tree for a safe toy alternative and always be sure to anchor your tree well if you don't want to put your tree up more than once! Avoid Tinsel-Town this Season!
DAY 2: Fruitcakes & Christmas Puddings! Day 2: Fruitcake & Christmas Puddings! The much-maligned Holiday fruitcake is indeed a toxic Holiday Hazard as is Bob Cratchit’s beautiful, but potentially deadly, mince Christmas pudding. Often soaked in rum and packed with mince, currents and raisins, these Holiday staples from Grandma are downright toxic! Your pet pooch is especially susceptible to acute kidney failure if the dried fruits are ingested. The alcohol and yeast content in many homemade fruitcakes is equally dangerous and could result in intoxication and subsequent metabolic and neurologic problems. From kidney failure to cardiovascular collapse, shock and death, the risks associated with fruitcake ingestion are simply too great. Stay vigilant and keep your pets safe! Be sure visiting guests know not to “treat” your pet with fruitcake or any other sweets. Consider keeping a special jar with healthy treats just for the fur-kids and let guests know these are appropriate to give. Dispose of dinner and desert leftovers carefully and pet proof you’re recycling or trash bin. Never put a fruitcake under the tree as it is sure to be sniffed out and potentially ingested. Ditto with using granny’s fruitcake as a doorstop! If a fruitcake or Christmas pudding arrives at your home this Holiday Season, keep it out of sight, out of reach and off-limits from your fur-kids and you’ll all ring in the New Year together and in good health! To Fruitcake & Christmas puddings we say Bah! Humbug! & To All a Good Night!
Some of our wonderful clients, patients and staff pictures!
We have a fully stocked beverage bar with hot coffee, decaf, tea, green tea, apple cider, and hot cocoa.
This slideshow is from our open house June 2015.
This team photo is from our Holiday party at Easy Day bowling in South Portland.
We have a new program at Cumberland Animal Clinic if you follow the link on the left under Miscellaneous, then click on Referrals, the first new client referral you send our way we will send you a thank you letter and small gift. The second new client you refer to us we will send you a $5.00 gift card to a local business. The third (or more) we will credit your account $10.00 with us for each new client you refer!
Thank you so much for helping spread the word on our expanded clinic! You can also have the new client tell us before or at the first appointment to tell us your name, we can track it that way too.
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Cumberland Animal Clinic in Cumberland, Maine is a full service companion animal hospital. Our doctors and staff share a love of animals and a commitment to practicing veterinary medicine with competence, compassion and integrity. We understand and appreciate the bonds between companion animals and their owners, and we dedicate ourselves to preserving and strengthening them.
As a multi-doctor practice, we administer vaccines and diagnose health problems ranging from minor illnesses to life threatening conditions in dogs, cats and other small animal pets. We work closely with our clients to keep their pets well throughout each stage of life.
At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist
you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information.
Many of our photos courtesy of Photos By Rebecca