Protecting your pet from holiday dangers

The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association invites the public to learn how to protect their pets from potentially dangerous toxins, with an emphasis on holiday items found in the home on Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St.

Dr. Ed Cooper, service head for Emergency and Critical Care will provide a list of food items and plants that are dangerous to dogs and cats. He will discuss signs to watch for in your pets, along with steps to take if you believe your animal has ingested dangerous toxins. In addition to his talk, he will also be available to answer questions.

The lecture is offered to the public for $10 for adults, $8 for SCAVMA members, and free to children under 16. Access to the auditorium is available at the Coffey Road side entrance of the Veterinary Medical Center. Public parking is available by using the “Pay and Display” machine located in the parking lot east of the building. 

More information is available by contacting SCAVMA President Ruchita Ahuja at ahuja [dot] 29 [at] osu [dot] edu or by calling 614-292-3752.