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Safe and Sound with Pet Microchipping

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Pet Rescue & Adoption, Pet Safety, The Great Outdoors|Tags: , , , |

These days, it’s rare to adopt a pet who hasn’t already been microchipped (as well as spayed or neutered). That’s because veterinary personnel and others in the animal caregiving professions understand the importance of this permanent form of identification. Each year, hundreds of thousands of pets enter the shelter system [...]

Year-Round Pet Heartworm Prevention: Is it Really Necessary?

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Fleas Ticks & Heartworm, Pet Health & Wellness, Seasonal Pet Care, The Great Outdoors|Tags: , , , |

In our neck of the woods, we’re no stranger to bugs, but mosquitoes have a particularly bad reputation because they carry a disease that can be life-threatening to our pets. Heartworm disease can affect cats as well as dogs and is prevalent in all 50 states and Canada. The disease [...]

All About Veterinary Ultrasound

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Pet Health & Wellness, Reproductive Health, The Surgical Suite|Tags: , , |

When it comes to diagnosing and treating our patients, knowledge is power. If that knowledge can be gained quickly and non-invasively, even better. We have many diagnostic tools at hand, but one of the most valuable is veterinary ultrasound. Learn how the veterinarians at Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center are [...]

Chew On This: Periodontal Disease in Pets

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Pet Dental Care, Pet Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

Even though our pets don’t need to model their smiles for the camera, their teeth do matter. What starts as bad breath can quickly progress to periodontal disease, the single most commonly diagnosed condition in pets. So common, in fact, that by the time pets are 4 years of age, [...]

Good Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet: Our Recommendations

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: For The Dogs, Pet Health & Wellness, Puppies & Kittens, The Cat's Meow|Tags: , , |

When it comes to caring for pets, Bob Barker said it best –  “Have your pets spayed or neutered.” While the choice isn’t always black and white, at Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center, our recommendations echo that of Bob for the vast majority of our patients. Read on to learn [...]

The Ins and Outs of Pet Boarding

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: For The Dogs, Pet Travel & Boarding, The Cat's Meow|Tags: , , |

With 70% of pet owners surveyed considering their pets to be family members, there’s no doubt most of us want to share as much of our lives with our pets as possible. But, during the holidays, there are times when boarding your pet just makes sense. Most pets don’t relish [...]

Ouch! When Your Pet Is in Pain

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: Exercise Nutrition & Obesity, Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Rehab & Therapy, Senior Pet Care|Tags: , , |

Our pets are like family. We share our lives with them and want them to feel their best. But if our pet is in pain, how would we know? After all, they experience pain like we do, but they don’t have the language to convey to us how they feel. [...]

Halloween Candy and Pets: Sweet Treat No No’s

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Pet Safety, Pet-Friendly Holidays, You & Your Pet|Tags: , , , |

Halloween is nearly here, and some of us couldn’t be more excited (ahem!). The pumpkin carving, spooky decorations, and pet costume contests are things we look forward to all year. However, there is one hazard of Halloween that we need to be mindful of with our pets. And that is [...]

Acting Up? It Could Be Pet Separation Anxiety

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: For The Dogs, Pet Safety, The Cat's Meow, Training & Behavior, You & Your Pet|Tags: , , , |

Autumn is an exciting time for everyone. For many, there’s so much going on – especially with the school year beginning – that whatever was gained in the relaxation department quickly falls to the wayside. However, increased family stress isn’t the only thing a household pet must contend with, come [...]

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