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Hurricane, thunderstorm and fireworks season is here!

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When noise hurts, SILEO can help.

Did you know that at least one in three dogs suffer from noise aversion? Your dog could be suffering in silence. But here*s the good news: There*s an at-home treatment that can help.

First, look for the signs. Does your dog react to loud noises (fireworks, thunder, construction noise or street noise) with any of the following behaviors?

Pacing, Trembling or shaking, Hiding, Restlessness, Cowering, Lip licking, Refuses to eat. Yawning, Excessive vigilance/hypervigilance, Vocalizing (whining or barking at the sounds), Brow furrowed and ears back, Owner seeking behavior and abnormal clinginess, Freezing or immobility.

When to give your dog SILEO

The first dose can be given:

  • Approximately 30–60 minutes before the noise event
  • As soon as your dog shows signs of anxiety or fear related to noise
  • Whenever you hear a noise that causes your dog to be fearful or anxious

It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour for SILEO to take full effect, and it typically lasts 2 to 3 hours. If the noise continues and the behavioral changes recur, further doses can be given at intervals of 2 hours, up to a total of five times during each noise event, as needed. Do not give another dose of SILEO if your dog appears sedated from the previous dose.

SILEO gel comes preloaded in a multi-dose oral syringe

With each dose, SILEO is absorbed into the tissues of the mouth through mucous membranes. It should not be swallowed. If your dog swallows SILEO, allow at least 2 hours before applying the next dose.

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May Specials

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May is Allergy Awareness Month, in acknowledgment of this River Bridge Animal Hospital is offering 15% Off all allergy testing.

Food allergy is the most likely cause of allergic symptoms in animals under 1 year of age.

You may recognize these symptoms: ear inflammation, excessive feet licking, generalized itching, gastritis, and in some cases vomiting and diarrhea. Other clues that your pet may be suffering from food allergies include year-round symptoms and poor response to steroids.

“Does my pet have allergies?”   

Dog Allergies

Dermatitis (skin irritation) is the most common symptom for dogs with allergies.

  • Intense itching and scratching (pruritis)
  • Feet licking and chewing
  • Face rubbing
  • Hair loss
  • Rash, skin abscesses and infection

Cat Allergies

40% of allergic cats demonstrate similar dermatologic (skin) symptoms as dogs. Cats with allergies will excessively groom themselves, causing hair loss. Some cats may display even more intense irritations such as feline acne, respiratory conditions (asthma, sneezing, nasal discharge, and watery eyes), gastritis, vomiting, and diarrhea.

  • Feline acne, eosinophilic plaques or granulomas
  • Respiratory conditions including asthma, sneezing, nasal discharge, and watery eyes
  • Gastritis, vomiting, and diarrhea

10% off DNA testing during the month of May.

Royal Canin® Genetic Health Analysis™

Your dog’s DNA can tell you a lot.

  • DNA testing can reveal the dog’s breed mix Determine the breeds that make up your dog, comparing your dog’s DNA to the unique genetic signatures of more than 250 breeds, types and varieties of dogs.
  • Help create a proactive plan for your dog’s health care with more than 130 genetic mutation tests including MDR1 for drug sensitivity.
  • Predict your dog’s likely adult weight and size, providing a benchmark you can use to ensure your dog stays at a healthy weight.
  • Offer precise nutritional guidelines and feeding recommendations based on your dog’s breed make-up.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

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Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

dental dogIn celebration of  Pet Dental Health month, River Bridge Animal Hospital offers 20% discount off your pet’s anesthesia or non-anesthesia dental.

Call for more information or to make an appointment 561-966-1171

January Walk Your Pet

January is National Walk Your Dog Month!

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What better time for you and your pooch to get moving!

We are offering $10 OFF a fecal centrifugation screening during the month of January. It is important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of external and intestinal parasites especially when taking your dog for walks.

Walking aids greatly in training your dog. Draining energy results in a calmer, satisfied and more submissive dog who is much more likely to focus on you and your training. The walk itself should be a time of training. Done correctly, it can reinforce the bond between you and your dog and will help to establish you as the pack leader.

Going for walks provides both physical and mental stimulation. Exploring their surroundings with their senses is also an instinctual activity for dogs. During the course of a walk, your dog will be exposed to all sorts of smells, sights, and sounds. This also acts as a mental workout for the brain.

November is National Senior Pet Health Month!

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old-dogHelp us celebrate National Senior Pet Health Month! Throughout November, we are honoring senior pets with 10% off our senior preventive care blood screening. Our goal is to ensure your loved one is in optimal health throughout their golden years!

Our main concerns with older pets are: weight, nutrition, pain and organ diseases. As a result, we believe senior pets should have semi-annual veterinary visits instead of just annual visits in order to promote early detection and keep your pets happy! Controlling weight and pain as well as early detection of organ disease is the easiest way to ensure a healthier and happier life for your furry friends.

To schedule your pet(s) senior preventive care visit, please call 561-966-1171.