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Monthly Archives: October 2015
  • Why should I spay my cat or dog?
    Why should I spay my cat or dog?    There are several reasons to have your pet spayed.  These include the prevention of pet overpopulation, uterine infections, and cancer in your pet.     Millions Read more
  • When Cats talk back
    When Cats talk back I love the fact that I have the special skill of being fluent in cat language. Reading body language is probably one of the most important and useful Read more
  • What age should I start to socialize my dog?
    What age should I start to socialize my dog? In the past there has been a lot of debate about when to start socialization or "puppy classes".   Ideally puppies should be exposed Read more
  • Tick Talk!
    Ticks There you are, happily petting your beloved dog, when your fingertips feel something in the fur.  Is it a burr?  A new skin tag?  Ewww, it has legs!  It’s a Read more
  • Thunderstorms and Fireworks
    Thunderstorms and Fireworks Summer is upon us and with it come 2 unpleasant events for dogs – bad weather and the fireworks associated with long weekend celebrations. Dogs have an incredible Read more
  • Seasonal Allergies in your Pet
    Dogs and cats can suffer from seasonal allergies just like people. With the snow melted and spring upon us, we have entered allergy season.  Pets can develop allergies to pollen, dust, mold, or parasites. Pets absorb allergens through Read more
  • Saying Goodbye to Charlie
    Every pet owner will one day face the inevitable decision to euthanize their pet. For us at the Richview Animal hospital, the decision came recently when we collectively decided it Read more
  • Prickly Situation
    Prickly Situation We never tend to think of wildlife causing issues with our pets, except for the odd skunk. We today was a new one for the city. Most of my Read more
  • My pet ate something they shouldn’t have, what do I do?
    My pet ate something they shouldn’t have, what do I do? Our pets can sometimes get into things they are not supposed to eat. This can range from foods off the Read more
  • Madison and her Seizures
    Madison In my last blog I described seizures in a pet. My own dog Madison had frequent seizures but she was not an epileptic. How is this possible? I got Madison when Read more
  • Light at the end of the tunnel!
    So it has been a busy month at the Richview Animal Hospital with some great changes that will allow us to improve the level of care we are able to provide Read more
  • Kittens Kittens Kittens!
    Kittens Kittens Kittens! Last September I was working at the reception desk here at Richview Animal Hospital and got a call from one of our co-op students that she had found Read more
  • Hot spots and how to avoid them
    Hot spots and how to avoid them With the nice summer weather, dogs are spending more time outside and are at risk for developing “hot spots”. Hot spots are areas where Read more
  • A Day in the Life of a Veterinary Technician
    Ever wonder what it is like to work in an animal hospital?  Like the doctors, I decided to start a blog too! I will post at least once a month Read more

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