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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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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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Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Why You Should Leave Your Dogs at Home It’s finally summer; the time of year we all want to go outside and beat cabin fever. We want our furry friends to enjoy the summer just as much as we do by doing various activities like hiking, swimming, and camping. Sometimes we miss a few details […]

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Limber Tail Syndrome in Dogs

What’s Wrong With My Dog’s Tail? Swimming can provide hours of fun and entertainment, as well as great exercise to both you and your dog. However, excessive swimming can be the culprit when it comes to a condition known as Limber Tail Syndrome. This condition (also called “swimmer’s tail”, “dead tail” or acute caudal myopathy) […]

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Heat Stroke in Dogs

What is Heat Stroke and How is it Treated? Dogs are unable to tolerate very hot weather as well as people. People have the ability to sweat in order to cool themselves down, while dogs have to rely on exchanging warm air in their bodies for cooler air in their environment by panting. Excessive panting […]

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Canine Summer Safety

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Heat There is no doubt that one of the best aspects of living in New England is getting to enjoy our beautiful summer weather. For many of us, this experience is made even more enjoyable by sharing it with our four-legged friends. Familiarizing yourself with how to […]

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Cocoa Mulch Toxicity

How Dangerous is Cocoa Mulch? Many of us take some time during the summer to enjoy gardening or landscaping around our homes. While most varieties of mulch are relatively safe for our pets, cocoa mulch can be very dangerous—even fatally toxic if ingested. Cocoa mulch is known for its rich brown color, insulating and hydrating […]

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Case of the Month- Sand Ingestion

Case of the Month: Sand Ingestion This 12 year-old dog presented to us last summer for being very lethargic and having severe, uncontrollable, bloody vomiting and diarrhea. Upon examination we discovered that he had a fever of 103.5 and had spent a considerable amount of time on the beach in the last 48 hours. He was […]

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Ibizan Hound Rescue

What is a Podenco? One of our clients recently adopted an Ibizan hound named Skylar. Skylar came to vist us for a wellness check shortly after she was picked up at the airport. Her upbeat attitude and instant connection to her new family was obvious and has made for a very happy new story for […]

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Heartworm Prevention- Heartgard Plus

Heartgard Plus With the beautiful weather already upon us, it’s important to remember that this increase in temperatures marks the beginning of heartworm season. Even though the instances of heartworm disease in this area are much less than in the Southern states we still see cases of heartworm disease in dogs that have never left […]

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Flea Prevention- Trifexis

Trifexis With the upcoming flea and tick season already upon us, it’s important to remember that preventative flea/tick/heartworm medication is very important to your dog’s health. All dogs should be treated with a preventative medication. Trifexis is a once monthly oral medication.  Trifexis is distributed by Elanco and is available as a chewable tablet in […]

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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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