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Why Perform a Urinalysis?

Why Perform a Urinalysis? Most pet owners have at some point been asked by their veterinarian to bring in a sample of their pet’s urine. Although it can seem like an extremely odd request (and sometimes a nearly impossible task!) performing an analysis of your pet’s urine can give your veterinarian some big clues about […]

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SediVue Urine Sediment Analyzer

SediVue Urine Sediment Analyzer We’re excited to share that we recently purchased a brand new piece of diagnostic equipment for our laboratory! The SediVue Urine Sediment Analyzer is an incredible piece of machinery that is capable of generating an impressive amount of information from just 3-4 drops of urine! In the past, when evaluating a […]

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What is a Tono-pen?

What is a Tono-pen? There is fluid produced in the front of the eye and normally it leaves the front of the eye at the same rate that it is produced.  This is what creates normal ocular pressure.  If the rate of fluid production is faster than the rate of fluid leaving then the pressure […]

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Microchips and Your Pets

  Microchip Basics What is a Microchip? A microchip is a small metal chip (usually about the size of a grain of rice) that is implanted under your pet’s skin. Each chip carries a unique code that is emitted through a low radio frequency. This low radio frequency will never “run out” and can be […]

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Easter Holiday Hazards

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Easter With Easter weekend fast approaching, this is a great time to mention the safety hazards this holiday can pose to your pets. Including your dog or cat in your Easter celebration can be fun and rewarding, because let’s face it- there’s aren’t too many things cuter than a dog […]

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How to Trim Your Dog’s Toenails

Trimming Your Dog’s Nails Trimming your dog’s toenails is an important part of their regular maintenance. Some dogs require toenail trimming only occasionally and naturally wear down their nails during play and exercise, while others require nail trimming every few weeks. It is easiest to familiarize your dog with nail trimming if you start as […]

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How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears So you’ve been to the veterinarian with your dog and they have either recommended that your dog’s ears should be cleaned regularly or your dog has been diagnosed with an ear infection. In either case it will be necessary for you to know how to clean your dog’s ears at home. […]

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River Road Veterinary Clinic

River Road Veterinary Clinic Mission Statement River Road Veterinary Clinic services the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire including the towns of Norwich, Hanover, White River Junction, Thetford, Lyme, Hartford and beyond. Our goal at River Road Veterinary Clinic is to provide consistent, quality medicine and surgery for large and small animals. Our […]

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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Your Cat

What is FIV? In addition to Feline Leukemia Virus, outdoor cats are also susceptible to a disease called Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV is a virus that is transmitted similarly to FeLV, through direct cat-to-cat contact. Fighting is the most common method of transmission. Other less common methods of transmission mating, sharing water/food bowls, and litter […]

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Feline Leukemia Vaccination

Should I Have My Cat Vaccinated? Feline Leukemia is a very contagious, extremely serious viral disease that affects outdoor cats and is most common in situations where multiple cats are in close contact with each other. Feral cat colonies and catteries are at the highest risk. Because of the devastating nature of the disease and […]

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Feline Leukemia Virus

How Could FeLV Affect My Cat? Feline Leukemia Virus is one of the most devastating diseases in the cat world. This contagious disease is spread from cat to cat via direct contact. Mating and fighting are the most common means of transmission as the virus is found in large quantities in bodily fluids (especially saliva).  […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During July 4th

Fireworks and Your Pets With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the dazzling firework displays. One of the most important things to prepare for is how your dog will react to the fireworks. Fireworks can be very frightening for dogs mainly because the fireworks stimulate all of your […]

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Feline Examinations

Benefits of a Feline Exclusive Exam Room Cats often get stressed when it is time to go see the veterinarian. The stress can be due to many different variables like: the car ride, leaving familiar territory, entering an unfamiliar place with many different smells, or noisy dogs in the waiting room. When a stressed cat […]

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Flea Prevention- Comfortis

Comfortis With the upcoming flea and tick season already upon us, it’s important to remember that preventative flea/tick medication is very important to your dog or cat’s health. All dogs and cats who go outside should be treated with a preventative medication. Treating your indoor cats with a flea medication is also a good idea […]

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Skunk Spray and Your Pets

My Pet Has Been Sprayed- Now What? We get a lot of frantic calls and visits from owners whose dogs have been sprayed by a skunk. When threatened, skunks will release a strong scent to ward off predators. It is a pungent, intense smell that most people dislike, and it is difficult to quickly get […]

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