Should I Get My Dog or Cat Microchipped? Read All Answers!

Every year, hundreds of pets who get lost or are abandoned by their owners end up living in shelters. Most of them are never reunited with their family while a few lucky ones get found with major search efforts. If you don't want to lose your pet, it's better to get them microchipped by a [...]

Is Your Pet Caught By Cardiac Arrhythmias? Get The Treatment

Arrhythmias has two different definitions, one is an abnormal heart rhythm while the other is normal variants like respiratory sinus arrhythmia in a dog. The dangerous arrhythmia can even lead to the risk of cardiac death suddenly. Sinus node disease and atrial standstill are the common types of Arrhythmia while the heart block, ventricular premature [...]

5 Critical Signs Showing You Need To Take Your Pet To The Vet

It’s very challenging for the pet owners to take their dogs or cats to the veterinary desk. As your pup can’t speak loud if something going wrong with him. Being a part of your family, a dog or cat needs a regular attention as well as medical checkup through the vet. Either, you are at [...]

Scratching At Ears? Could be Ear Mites!

Has your pet been frequently itching at their ear? This might be a sign that you pet has ear mites. What are Ear Mites? Ear mites can affect both cats and dogs. One of the most common species that could affect your pet is Octodectes cynotis. Ear mites go through a life cycle that lasts [...]

5 Health Benefits A Professional Pet Grooming Service Can Offer

For a pet, it’s essential to give attention to his looks along with his precious health. Although, giving regular clean-up and baths are difficult to manage, it’s better to hire a professional pet grooming service for your pet. A regular grooming service offers healthy skin to dogs along with quick health checkup. Apart from delivering [...]

Ticks: Vectors of Disease

What is a Tick? Ticks are eight-legged creatures, also known as an arachnid. They are an ectoparasite which means they are found on the body of mammals, birds, and sometimes even amphibians or reptiles. There are four stages in a tick's life: egg, larvae, nymph, and adult. Ticks wait in wooded areas on the tips [...]

4 Easy & Effective Tips To Ensure Healthy Life For Pets

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 [...]

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, 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 [...]
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