RVVS Blog


06
Apr 2016
Meet Lisa Linder!

My name is Lisa Lindner, and I am the newest member of the grooming staff at River Valley Groom and Board. I am crazy about all animals, but am especially drawn to dogs. Every dog I have ever met has a unique personality that brings friendship, joy, and laughter to my life. I am grateful for my work as a groomer and for the opportunity to make caring for dogs my career.lisa Pet grooming has been a passion of mine for several years. I have completed professional training with Pucci Pet Career......

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03
Apr 2016
Preventing Lyme Disease

Ticks are nasty little critters, causing problems for both animals and humans. One of the most famous dangers associated with ticks is Lyme disease. Lyme disease is transmitted by the deer tick (or black-legged tick) and the western black-legged tick. These ticks are quite small and hard to spot by humans. Not all of these ticks carry Lyme disease, and even if they do, not all hosts will be affected by it. Still, it’s best to assume that no tick is safe and to avoid them if at all possible. An easy......

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03
Apr 2016
Heartworm Heartache

Heartworm is a serious, even potentially fatal disease that is transmitted to dogs and cats when they are bitten by an infected mosquito. Like many diseases, heartworm may have few, if any, symptoms during its earliest stages. But once the infection takes hold, dog parents are likely to notice their pup having a persistent cough, being reluctant to exercise or play, and being winded after physical activity. Infected dogs may also have a decreased appetite, leading to weight loss. As the disease progresses, the dog may have a swollen belly due to......

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17
Mar 2016
Mystery of Bear’s Swollen Face

Bear is a handsome, ten year old Chocolate Labrador that came to see us for evaluation of his swollen face. The entire left side of his face was puffy and uncomfortable. When we were unable to find a trauma or known insect bite we started treatment to decrease the swelling. The next day the swelling around his muzzle and eyes was better but a firm swelling/lump remained under his left eye. He is an older lumpy guy but this lump was new. The swelling decreased and he was doing better. He was......

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