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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.

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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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April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

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We encourage all pet owners to have their dog and cat on year round heartworm prevention. Dogs must have a heartworm blood test every year.  In celebration, we are offering 25% off your pets heartworm test during the month of April.

 

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How is heartworm disease transmitted from one pet to another?

The mosquito plays an essential role in the heartworm life cycle. Adult female heartworms living in an infected dog, fox, coyote, or wolf produce microscopic baby worms called microfilaria that circulate in the bloodstream. When a mosquito bites and takes a blood meal from an infected animal, it picks up these baby worms, which develop and mature into “infective stage” larvae over a period of 10 to 14 days. Then, when the infected mosquito bites another dog, cat, or susceptible wild animal, the infective larvae are deposited onto the surface of the animal’s skin and enter the new host through the mosquito’s bite wound. Once inside a new host, it takes approximately 6 months for the larvae to mature into adult heartworms. Once mature, heartworms can live for 5 to 7 years in dogs and up to 2 or 3 years in cats. Because of the longevity of these worms, each mosquito season can lead to an increasing number of worms in an infected pet.

 

To schedule an appointment, please call (561) 966-1171

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.

December Specials

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Laser Therapy 25% Off

Indications for Laser Therapy

The most common Laser Therapy indications are:

  • laser1_05Acute or chronic otitis (Ear problems)
  • Anal Gland inflammation
  • Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
  • Back Pain (Intervertebral Disc Disease)
  • Hot Spots
  • Idiopathic Cystitis – (Bladder Inflammation)
  • Inflammatory Conditions:
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Periodontitis (Gingivitis)
  • Sinusitis, Rhinitis (Nasal problems)
  • Surgery (Incisions, Growth Removals, Bone Surgery)
  • Trauma (Skin, Muscle, Bone)
  • Wounds (Trauma)

 

For middle-aged to older pets, arthritis is an, unfortunately, common ailment. With animals, it is always difficult to discern exactly what is ailing them. If your pet is limping, having difficulty moving, sleeping an unusual amount, and irregularly irritable, there is a good chance your pet is experiencing arthritic symptoms.

The last thing we want is for our beloved pets to experience discomfort. We want our senior patients to feel as relaxed and happy as possible. Recent innovations in medical laser therapy have made it possible for animals to experience relief from arthritic symptoms.

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