There is no heartworm season! In agreement with the American Heartworm Society, heartworm preventative should be given to pets once a month, year round, lifelong. This affords the best possible protection against heartworm infection because it establishes a schedule routine for administering preventatives, reduces risks of resistance, and ensures protection regardless of any weather fluctuation. Riverview Veterinary Clinic recommends Sentinel brand heartworm preventative which offers protection from 5 parasites including heartworm.
Riverview Veterinary Clinic is now performing the TTA-2 procedure in dogs suffering from cruciate disease (ACL injury). This advanced technique has been shown to have improved healing time and better recovery compared to other methods. For more information please contact the office or click here.
If you live in Plainfield or the surrounding communities and are a dog owner, he or she is likely exposed to this organism. Shed from the urine of wild animal hosts, our pets are exposed outside from any water source. This small bacterial organism is zoonotic, which means is can infect multiple animal species including humans. Dogs infected with leptospirosis can suffer kidney or liver failure. A vaccine has been developed to protect our dogs against this deadly organism. The veterinarians at Riverview Veterinary Clinic can answer any questions you may have regarding this disease and how best to keep our pets safe.
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Dogs and cats are susceptible to many diseases, some lethal, some difficult to treat, and most are debilitating. Vaccines have been developed for many of these diseases for both cats and dogs. While vaccines can protect against certain diseases, none are 100% perfect. Some pets may still become ill after exposure, but a vaccine will […]