RVVS Blog


11
Mar 2016
Persistent Protection

One of the most common questions we get regarding flea and tick preventives is whether they’re needed year-round. The short answer is yes, but here’s some explanation as to why. It goes without saying that pet families who live in milder climates are exposed to the problematic parasites year-round as it rarely, if ever, gets cold enough to kill them. But even if you live in an area with harsh winters, it’s a game of chance taking your pet pals off their parasite preventives. Although fleas will usually die after about 10......

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05
Feb 2016
This Ain’t So Easy Doc

I think we all can attest that smelly dog kisses are just gross, yet when it comes to our beloved pooch there are just never enough affectionate slobbers.  We have all probably heard from our great entrusted canine docs that preach brush, brush, and brush.  In fact, they often sound like dentists…’floss, floss, and floss.’ While it is true that there is no better preventative therapy from dental disease (aka…yuck mouth) than brushing our dogs teeth daily, there are some albeit rare products that can further aid in preventing dental disease. The......

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28
Jan 2016
Equine Microchip

Hey All! The Equine Team at River Valley continues to provide information for all of our horse enthusiasts!  We’ve previously discussed the rule change regarding needing current (ie within 6 months) documented proof of vaccination against Equine Herpes Virus. This week the USEF has put out yet another news release for all horse owners. As odd as it is, equine-knapping, yes that’s right, has become a relatively new ‘crime.’  To help put a stop to these unfortunate folks’ agenda the USEF would like to have all horses be microchipped by 2019. Not......

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28
Jan 2016
Horse Side Vet Guide

Let’s be honest. The internet can be a scary place. We’ve all been on it, and it’s okay. Google became a verb in July of 2006. That was 10 years ago. Long gone are the days of the encyclopedia or even libraries (For those of you born after 1998 those are musky smelling buildings with lots of books in them). Regardless no matter which generation you identify with, we are all information hungry. From self-diagnosing to DIY projects, You-tube and Google are sources for information. And in all reality, they are not......

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