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 [...]

Ah-Choo! Getting a Handle on Allergies in Pets

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Pet Health & Wellness, Seasonal Pet Care, The Great Outdoors|Tags: , , , |

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the signs: itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, perhaps a cough, or even a few hives. Unfortunately, allergies aren’t limited to humans. Allergies in pets can be every bit as uncomfortable for them as they are for us. In fact, this is [...]

Laser Therapy for Pets: Pain Relief, Healing, and More

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Rehab & Therapy, The Surgical Suite|Tags: , , |

At Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center, we are always searching for new and better ways to care for our beloved patients, especially where pain and healing are concerned. In the not-too-distant past, we relied almost exclusively on postoperative medications for pain management following surgeries and injuries, and for many persistent [...]

Pet Microchipping Primer

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Pet Safety, Pet Travel & Boarding, Puppies & Kittens, The Great Outdoors, You & Your Pet|Tags: , , , , , |

When a beloved dog or cat becomes separated from their owner in a natural disaster, home fire, or just by slipping out the door, it can be devastating. While it is not possible to prevent all of these types of events, there are some things you can do to help [...]

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Influenza

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: For The Dogs, Pet Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

Flu season is over for humans, and all of the warnings and anxiety associated with it have fallen by the wayside for now. Dog flu, however, doesn’t have a season, meaning the risk to your pet is there throughout the year. Learning the facts about canine influenza is essential to [...]

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