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Pet Care Tips

Our Riverside veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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How do I make sure my vet is fully qualified to care for my pet?

How do I make sure my vet is fully qualified to care for my pet?

It goes without saying that pet owners want the best treatment around for their dogs and cats.  In today's post, our Riverside vets talk about qualifications, and which ones you should be on the lookout for when choosing a veterinarian. 

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Pet wellness plans vs pet insurance—what's the difference?

Pet wellness plans vs pet insurance—what's the difference?

Wellness plans and pet insurance both have the same goal of making pet care more affordable, but they are wildly different in how they accomplish this goal. Here, our Riverside vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance to help pet owners make informed decisions about their 4-legged-friend's healthcare.

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What is Heartworm Disease?

What is Heartworm Disease?

Typically found in cats, ferrets, and dogs, Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can greatly harm your pet's health. Heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs, and, in the most extreme cases, even death are consequences for heartworm infestation in the pets of the Riverside area.

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How do i protect my pets from Ticks?

How do i protect my pets from Ticks?

A number of serious and life-threatening diseases are primarily spread by ticks in the Riverside area. In this post, our Riverside vets explain how these external parasites thrive, what signs to be wary of, and how to keep the insectoid invaders away from your family.

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What is Lyme disease?  Does it effect pets?

What is Lyme disease? Does it effect pets?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world.  Our Riverside vets share important information about Lyme disease in pets including what it is, which symptoms to watch for, and how it is treated.

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Why are fecal exams important?

Why are fecal exams important?

Annual fecals give your Riverside vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise.  Getting an annual fecal is a surprisingly effective way to protect your pet's health long-term!

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How can I tell if my pet has fleas?

How can I tell if my pet has fleas?

Of all the external parasites, fleas are the most common, and they can make your pet absolutely miserable! Left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Riverside vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Riverside Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Riverside companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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