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, … Read moreKeep Track of Your Pet’s Vet Care with PetDesk!
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: … Read morePreventative Veterinary Care Saves Lives
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.
Pets, like people, can have allergies which means you may see them scratching, licking their feet, or chewing on their fur. An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system is hypersensitive to a particular substance called an allergen. The three most frequent types of allergies pets can experience are listed below in order of occurrence: … Read moreWhy is My Pet Itchy?
Did you know an estimated 500,000 household pets are affected by home fires each year? Our veterinarians recommend these tips to help keep your non-human family members safe from fire dangers and how to keep them from accidentally starting those blazes as well: Extinguish candles and unplug other fire hazards before leaving home – animals … Read moreProtect Your Pet from Fire Dangers
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. If you’re considering adopting a new feline best friend, our doctors and veterinary care team members recommend these five tips for a successful adoption. Choose a cat that matches your family’s personality and lifestyle. Kittens are generally more active and require supervision so may be a good option … Read moreFive Tips for a Successful Cat Adoption
Did you know you can purchase your pet’s medications and nutrition products in our online store and have them delivered right to your front door? We’ve partnered with Vetsource, the industry-leading home delivery pharmacy provider, to offer you this convenient service at competitive prices. Our partnership with Vetsource means that we can supply you with … Read moreThe Most Trusted Online Source for Pet Products – Us!
April is National First Aid Awareness Month, which is a great time to remind you that it is extremely important to have basic information and first aid supplies in your household. If an emergency does occur, make sure Fido or Fluffy is safe and breathing, stop any profuse bleeding, and then call for help. We … Read moreBe Prepared for a Pet Emergency