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 [...]

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease January 19, 2016 Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable.  By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, [...]
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