Lyme Disease

What is Lyme disease? How could my dog be infected? Lyme disease is a systemic infection cause by a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called a spirochete. The bacterium is carried by several species of ticks, most commonly the Deer tick or blacklegged tick, and dogs become infected when they are bitten by an infected tick. The tick [...]

Heartworm Season is here!!

With the warmer temperatures arriving early, Heart worm season is already here!! Here at River Grove Animal Hospital, we will be starting Heart worm Prevention April 1st! This week, we felt it only fitting to BLOG about this completely preventable disease! When it comes to Heart worm Prevention is the best medicine! What is Heartworm? [...]

Beware of Bad Breath!!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. The purpose of Pet Dental Health Month is to raise the awareness that pets need dental care. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have oral disease by the time they are 3 years old. Not only [...]

Dental Disease in Cats

River Grove Animal Hospital has extended Dental month into February! We are offering 20% off all Dental work done in the Month of February, as well as a free bag of our most popular Dental Care Diet! Because it is Dental Month, today's BLOG is aimed at educating our amazing clients about dental disease and [...]

Ringworm

Ringworm, also called dermatophytosis, is a fungal infection that occurs in the skin, hair and nails. The fungi feed on the keratin that is found in the outer layers of these structures. Ringworm infections can occur in all domesticated species of animals. There are a number of distinct species of dermatophyte fungi and some are [...]

Rabies and your Pets

Rabies Did you know that only 40 minutes away from Mississauga there has been a grand total of 25 confirmed Rabies cases found in Raccoon's sine early December. With the recent cases of Rabies found in Hamilton on the rise, here at River Grove Animal Hospital we felt it only fitting for this weeks BLOG post [...]

Wellness Examinations

To keep your companion animals healthy, you should take them to your veterinarian at least once per year for a routine examination, often called a wellness exam. Since animals age at a much faster rate than humans, this would be equivalent to a physical examination by your personal physician every four to eight years. Middle-aged [...]

The Importance of Dental Health

With January as Dental month here at River Grove Animal Hospital, it felt only fitting to post a blog about the importance of Dental Health in our animals! Prevention is the best Medicine! It’s funny: We share our homes with another species of animal, whose most dangerous feature is its teeth – and most of [...]