Newsletter - March 2024



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National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 17 - 23

The third week of March is National Animal Poison Prevention Week. In light of St. Patrick's Day here are some things to keep away from your pets:
Shamrocks: Surprisingly these lucky symbols can create quite a few problems for our furry friends if ingested. There are two types of shamrocks: green shamrock (Oxalis acetosellar) and purple shamrocks (Oxalis triangularis). Pets who ingest shamrocks can experience stomach upset, drooling and head shaking in small quantities. If a pet ingested large amounts, there are serious concerns for decrease in the blood calcium level and kidney damage. Thankfully, the bitter taste of these plants deters most animals from eating a large amount.
Green Beer: This fun tradition can be served at St. Patrick’s Day venues and parties. While we feel bad leaving our furry friends out of the festivities, due to their size, alcohol can cause more harm than fun. When a pet gets into an unattended or spilled drink, they may show signs of depression and drunkenness within an hour. Signs of this can be seen as difficulty walking and stomach upset. When dogs ingest large amounts of alcohol, they experience decreased gag reflex which, increases the risk of aspiration pneumonia, if they inhale the vomit into their lungs. It's always recommended to keep an eye on your drink and place on high tables/surfaces. If your pet tends to get into things they shouldn't, please place them in a quiet, comfortable room until you safely cleared the party areas and you can watch them without distractions.
Irish Soda Bread: This popular baked item is seen being sold in stores or made at home. Irish Soda bread traditionally contains raisins which are known as a hazard for our four-legged friends. Raisins are well-known to cause kidney failure in dogs. It’s best to feed furry friends their own veterinarian-approved healthy treats or homemade pet treats during any celebrations.
For additional tips you can always visit for more helpful tips and if you are worried your pet has ingested something toxic or poisonous you can call (888) 426-4435 (please be aware there is fee for trained veterinarians to speak with you regarding your case).


Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10th


GWLAH would like to give your family a friendly reminder that Daylight Saving Time is on Sunday March 10th. Starting at 2 a.m., automatic clocks will jump forward one hour and don't forget to manually change oven, microwave and dial clocks in the morning! One more sign that Spring is upon us and warmer weather is just up ahead

March 23rd is National Puppy Day !


Puppies bring so much love and energy into our lives and there's a day to celebrate them!! While puppies bring so much happiness, they require multiple visits to the vet for vaccines and monitoring growth until they are a year old. During those visits, veterinarians and veterinary technicians are happy to discuss your puppy's medical, nutritional and training needs. Please don't hesitate to call us with your questions about your puppy!
To celebrate National Puppy Day, please tag us in your social media post celebrating your puppy with @greenwoodlakeah on Instagram and Facebook.

We Are Celebrating !


This month we are celebrating multiple staff's birthdays and anniversaries!
For birthdays we are celebrating our night crew team member Debi, our lead receptionist Angelina and our wonderful technician Phil! Happy Birthday to our amazing team members!
We also are celebrating the 4-year anniversary for our inventory manager and technician, Erin. Erin works hard and diligently to keep our supplies stocked and prepared for your pet's needs along providing the best care in rooms during your visits! Thank you for all the fantastic work you do Erin!