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Successful Cat Scratching Management

Scratching on surfaces is a natural, normal cat behavior. It marks territory, it invites play, and it helps to stretch out their back muscles using the claws as grappling hooks. Declawing is the surgical removal of the last bone of the toe: since the nail is fused to the bone, the bone must be [...]

Introducing Chill Protocol at RRVH

You’ve heard the saying, “Take a Chill Pill” - but did you know this can apply to pets? At River Road Veterinary Hospital, our goal is to provide a stress-free appointment for each of our patients. However, a vet appointment can be an intimidating and anxiety-inducing experience for many pets - even if they [...]

August 15 – Check The Chip Day

Every August 15, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners around the world to check that their pet’s microchip contact information is current. By updating this information yearly, you increase your pet’s chances of returning home if lost! A microchip is a small device encased in glass, just a bit larger than [...]

5 Common Dental Health Problems in Pets

If your pet could open wide and say “Aah,” what would her mouth look like? Pets can hide pain well, and they usually make it hard for you to see their teeth, so dental problems may go undetected until they begin to compromise your pet’s health, or are discovered during a wellness exam. Following are [...]

5 Ways to Encourage Your Pet to Be Active

Although you may desire nothing more than plopping on your couch after a long day at work, your pet has been waiting for you to come home and shower her with attention. With no interaction throughout the day, your furry friend needs physical and mental activity to fulfill her needs, and prevent problem behaviors, obesity, [...]

5 Reasons Why Routine Dental Care is Essential for Pets

Dental health is an incredibly important part of your pet’s overall well-being. People are advised to visit the dentist regularly, and our pets should be held to the same standard. From tartar build-up, to tooth fractures, to other painful oral diseases, pets experience dental problems, too. Here are the top five reasons why you should [...]

New Year, New Pet: 5 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet

The start of a new year can seem like a good time to bring home a new pet. Since many pets given as holiday gifts are relinquished to shelters in January, it is also a great time to adopt. But, the responsibility of a pet should not be taken lightly. Consider the following tips before [...]

Alternative Ways to Treat Pain in Pets

Pain is an unpleasant experience that results from potentially harmful stimuli. Not only is pain uncomfortable, but it can also cause tissue damage and bodily harm without proper treatment. Our pets can experience pain for a variety of reasons, including arthritis, joint disease, injuries, muscle tension, disc problems, and cancer. Pet owners must learn to [...]

5 Holiday-Related Veterinary Emergencies

For many people, decking the halls and preparing festive feasts are favorite holiday traditions. Still, many of these customs can be downright dangerous to pets. From toxic foods to hazardous decor, pet owners should take caution when preparing for the holiday season. Read on for five pet injuries that veterinarians commonly see this time of [...]

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