Our staff is dedicated to the health and well-being of your pet and the bond that you share.
We have been honored to serve the community, our clients, and their pets for over 30 years.
Jeffry S. Norton, DVM, has owned and operated Clear Creek Veterinary Clinic in Idaho Springs since 1984. We have been at our current location, 1209 Miner Street, since 1995.
We all want to treat our pets during the holidays, but keeping your pet on their normal diet will help them avoid an upset stomach and weight gain. Please consider giving your pets "a treat" in the form of more time together for playing, walking, grooming, or brushing up on obedience training.
If you can't resist sharing holiday food, a few small bites of unseasoned potatoes or turkey is fine, but please remember that the following foods are at the top of the list for being toxic to pets: raisins, onions, avocados, macadamia nuts, chocolate and anything containing caffeine.
Holiday decorations can also cause injury to your pet. Keep tinsel, ribbon, ornaments, and holiday plants such as poinsettias and mistletoe out of your pet's reach.
Keep your pets warm and safe from winter hazards. Wash your pet's paws after a walk to remove ice melt salt, which can irritate their paws and cause vomiting or diarrhea of they lick their paws. Keep pets away from highly toxic antifreeze that may drip on the garage floor or be used to winterize plumbing. Don't forget that cold weather can quickly cause hypothermia or dehydration.
For more information on holiday and household hazards, you can check out this these tips from American Veterinary Medical Association.