January is National Train Your Dog Month! A well-trained dog is less likely to exhibit behavioral problems later in life but did you know that proper socialization for puppies is the best way to prevent future issues? Appropriate socialization, which includes exposing puppies to new people, animals, stimuli and environments – during the first three months when sociability outweighs fears – is especially important.
BRVC’s free PetDesk client app helps manage your four-legged family members’ lives so you don’t have to! You can request veterinary appointments and medication and food refills 24/7, set reminders for recurring vet services, treatments, and medications, receive important notifications from us, and take notes to keep in mind for your next visit. In addition, […]
November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s important because many families are unaware their pet can develop this disease. If Fluffy or Fido is lethargic or excessively thirsty or hungry, urinates frequently, or has experienced unexplained weight loss, a trip to our clinic is highly recommended.
Preventative healthcare provides the foundation for your four-legged family member’s ongoing good health and wellbeing. Annual or semi-annual (recommended for senior dogs and cats) visits allow our veterinarians to gather a complete and accurate snapshot of your pet’s health so that any changes can be addressed in a timely manner and monitored. Preventative care includes: […]
Pets, like people, experience pain from chronic conditions including arthritis, when injured or during recovery from a surgical or dental procedure. Because Fido or Fluffy can’t tell us if or when they hurt, one of the most important conversations our doctors have with pet owners is whether or not they’ve noticed any changes to their pet’s quality of life.