Ultrasound: What Pet Owners Want to Know

You may know about or have experienced ultrasound for yourself, but did you know that this advanced diagnostic technology is available for pets, too? Ultrasound has an important role in helping diagnose many diseases and conditions, and can provide valuable information to our Stone Ridge Veterinary Center team. Armed with the information ultrasound can provide, [...]

Protect Your New Pet with Insurance

Food?  ✔️ Treats?  ✔️ A cozy bed?  ✔️ Tons of teething toys?  ✔️ Collar and leash?  ✔️ Pet insurance?   When you bring home a new puppy or kitten during the holiday season, you may have stocked up on all the essentials except one—pet insurance. Similar to human health insurance, pet insurance can protect your furry [...]

Q & A: Keeping Your Pet Healthy in 2020 and Beyond

A healthy pet starts with excellent preventive care, and what better time to refocus on a healthy lifestyle than at the start of a new year? By focusing on preventing disease rather than treating it, you and your Stone Ridge veterinarian can set your pet up for a lifetime of good habits and healthy choices. [...]

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

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 results from foot-long worms that [...]

All About Veterinary Ultrasound

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 using it to provide better [...]

Chew On This: Periodontal Disease in Pets

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, over 85% of them have [...]

Good Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet: Our Recommendations

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 about all the reasons why [...]

Ouch! When Your Pet Is in Pain

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. Luckily, you can learn to [...]

Ah-Choo! Getting a Handle on Allergies in Pets

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 one of the most common [...]