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 [...]

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

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 health conditions, but laser therapy [...]

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Diagnostic Imaging in Pets

When it comes to arriving at a fast, accurate diagnosis for your pet, Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center can’t be beat. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, as well as other diagnostic tests, so we can help our four-legged patients as efficiently as possible. Diagnostic imaging in pets is an important part of what we do. [...]