Pets are adorable creatures that are lifeline of their owners. Since they are innocent, it's the responsibility to their owners to feed them properly, along with offering proper care and treatment. No matter, you adopted a cat, hamster or a dog, its equally important to concentrate on their health. To own a healthy pet, its [...]
Think Twice Before Giving These Food Items To Your Dog
As a pet lover, you need to know what you can and cannot feed your dog. Dogs love to eat and they are especially attracted when they see anyone eating. It may your habit to share your food with your pet, but you may don’t know it is dangerous for your pet. Every pet owner [...]
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, Heartworm season is already here!! Here at River Grove Animal Hospital, we will be starting Heartworm Prevention on April 1st! This week, we felt it only fitting to BLOG about this completely preventable disease! When it comes to Heartworm Prevention is the best medicine! What is Heartworm? Heartworm disease [...]
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, 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 [...]
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, [...]