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Forest Hills, New York
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917-396-4041

A premiere provider of in-home veterinary services for cats, dogs and small mammals. HomeFront Veterinary House Calls offers a number of benefits over a visit to the doctors office. Saving time and providing their clients with peace of mind, HomeFront will come to their patients, whether it be a home or office. For additional information or to make an appointment please contact us

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Halloween Candy is No Treat for Pets

shaun provost

Many of us have candy, gum, and other goodies in excess at Halloween. However, even small amounts of some “human treats” can be poisonous to dogs and cats.  For example, chocolate candy can act as a stimulant and usually contains other chemicals or ingredients that are even more harmful to pets.  Many sugarless candies or gums contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol which can cause low blood sugar and liver failure in dogs. For more information, click on the following links:

Chocolate Toxicosis Homefront Veterinary Client Handout

Xylitol Toxicosis Homefront Veterinary Client Handout

So keep the candy basket on a high shelf this Halloween, and no handing out treats to trick-or-treaters with four legs.  If you suspect that your pet has eaten candy, gum, or other treats, call your veterinarian immediately.