With the holidays fast approaching, a quick safety tip from the care professionals at Deer Park Veterinary Hospital!

Mistletoe can cause liver damage in cats and dogs. If ingested in large enough quantities, mistletoe has the potential to produce gastrointestinal irritation, excessive thirst and urination, incoordination, a drop in blood pressure and heart rate. In severe cases, there may be difficulty breathing, seizures, coma and even death.

If you feel your pet has come in contact with mistletoe, give us a call at 513-791-8550.