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Flea and Tick Prevention- Frontline Plus

 Frontline Plus 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 […]

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Flea and Tick Prevention- Revolution

Revolution 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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Flea and Tick Prevention- Activyl

Activyl and Activyl TickPlus 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 […]

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Tick Prevention for Your Pets

The Confusing World of Preventative Tick Medications The arrival of warmer Spring-like weather this week has most of us very excited! But along with days of biking, barbecuing and lounging in the sunshine, it is important to remember that the arrival of warmer weather also brings the arrival of tick season. Ticks are extremely prevalent […]

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Compost Toxicity

The Dangers in Your Compost Bin Most pet owners know that chocolate, grapes, and raisins are toxic to our canine friends. Other potentially toxic foods include avocados, garlic and onions. What most dog owners don’t realize, however, is that compost can be one of the most toxic and deadly substances around. While composting your old […]

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Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

How to Conquer the Seemingly Impossible February is Dental Awareness month for our four-legged companions. Dental health is extremely important to the overall health of our pets. Keeping their dental health in check will allow them to live happier, healthier, longer lives. The best way to maintain healthy teeth in our pets is through daily […]

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Asthma and Your Cat

What You Should Know About Feline Asthma Feline asthma or bronchitis is a relatively common condition in cats. This condition occurs when your cat is exposed to a certain irritating substance that causes an allergic response. This response results in a narrowing of the airways and difficulty breathing for your cat. Additionally, the body’s inflammatory […]

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Cats and Bladder Stones

What are Bladder Stones and How Can They Affect My Cat? One of the most common complaints we receive at River Road Veterinary Clinic is about inappropriate feline urination. Many pet owners who do not have personal experience with this issue assume that most inappropriate feline urinating is done by unneutered males who are “spraying” […]

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Pet Care After Death

If Anything Happened to You What Would Happen to Your Pet? Of the animals entering shelters, 2% to 3% are surrendered due to the death or disability of their human caregivers.  More than 500,000 pets are surrendered to shelters in the United States each year  for this reason. Many of these orphaned pets do not […]

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Tips for Airline Travel with Your Pet

How to Fly with Your Dog or Cat Traveling with your dog or cat can be a stressful experience for both owners and pets alike. Planning well in advance and being prepared can help to minimize these stresses. Following these few tips will help to make your flight and trip as stress-free and problem-free as […]

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Human Pain Relievers and Your Dog/Cat

Ibuprofen Toxicity As our four-legged companions age most of them begin to develop varying aches and pains much the same way that many of us do. Other young, healthy dogs will injure themselves while running and playing. Both of these common situations result in your furry friend being in some amount of pain. Pain medication […]

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Lipomas and Your Dog

What is a Lipoma? As our pets get older it is quite common for them to develop various lumps and bumps. There are several types of masses that can develop on our pets, ranging from aggressive and cancerous to benign and slow-growing. Any time you notice a new growth on your pet it is best […]

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Understanding Your Dog/Cat’s Blood Work

What Does This Blood Work Mean? Here at the River Road Veterinary Clinic, our animal patients undergo surgeries on a daily basis.  Although most surgeries involve no complications, there are still a few that do. We always recommend that our patients have pre-anesthetic blood work done prior to surgery. Even if there are no indications […]

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The Benefits of Routine Blood Work for Your Dog/Cat

Veterinary Blood Work Most of us have had blood drawn at some point in our lives- and many of our pets have had their blood drawn as well. When your pet comes to the clinic when he/she isn’t feeling well drawing blood for a complete blood count and chemistry panel can alert us to what […]

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Recommended Cat/Dog Vaccination Guidelines

How Often Should My Pets Receive Vaccines? Vaccinations are an important part of preventative medicine for both people and pets alike. They prevent the spread of devastating illnesses- benefiting both vaccinated individuals and the general population. As beneficial as vaccines are, however, they are not without risk. Vaccine reactions are always a possibility so over-vaccination should be […]

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