Posts in Category: The Great Outdoors
To fully experience their surrounding environments, pets rely heavily on their sense of smell and taste. This leads to a greater understanding of the world around them, but unfortunately, this tactic can also land them in hot water.
Pet poison prevention is a priority all year long, but with an entire week devoted to raising awareness (March 17-23), we can set the tone for spring pet safety here and now!Continue…
Lasers have been used to treat a variety of medical conditions in humans since the 1960’s. Today, low level laser therapy is marketed for use in everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to smoking cessation. The use of low level laser technology in veterinary medicine is just now beginning to take off. Here at Rutland Veterinary Clinic, we couldn’t be more excited to offer this treatment modality for our patients!
Decoding Laser Therapy for Pets
Therapeutic laser, also called cold laser therapy, uses a focused beam of light to deliver photons (light energy) to a specific part of the body. The photons are absorbed into the cell where they initiate a series of chemical reactions that result in healthier, more resilient cells. Laser therapy can produce the following benefits: Continue…
While we provide general care for our pets year-round, it’s important to pay special attention to seasonal issues. The associated risks of extreme weather are always significant, but issues that appear in January don’t necessarily turn up in July. As a result, let’s discuss the in’s and out’s of summer pet care!
Preventive care offers tremendous insight into your pet’s general wellness, and it enables us to get ahead of any developing issues. A major part of summer pet care is disease prevention, especially if you plan on being outside with your pet.
Likewise, parasite prevention is an absolute must to keep fleas, ticks, and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes at bay. Please let us know if your pet needs to update their year-round prescription. Continue…
Losing a pet is a terrifying scenario for pet owners, and one that is all too common. Millions of dogs and cats go missing from their homes each year, and even the most well behaved pet can easily slip out of a gate or door accidentally left open. Hanging up “lost pet” signs and posting to social media can help locate a missing pet, but did you know there is a way to significantly boost your chances of being reunited with a missing pet?
Pet microchipping is an easy, affordable, and highly effective strategy for locating missing pets, and we couldn’t be more in support of this widely used technology! Continue…
Modern pet owners have their hands full in making sure their pets are happy and healthy. Regular wellness exams, good nutrition, daily exercise, and plenty of snuggle time are all essentials when it comes to life with pets. Parasite prevention often takes a back seat, especially in the winter months, but this comes at a cost to our furry friends.
Heartworm disease is present in all 50 states. The risk of heartworm disease is increasing, despite safe, efficacious once a month prevention. Allowing your pet to miss doses of heartworm prevention medication, or skipping it altogether, puts them at risk of contracting this deadly disease. Providing your pets with protection from heartworm is essential, and it begins right at Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center
Some pet owners glide from season to season seemingly unbothered by our climate’s requirements. However, in a place that commonly experiences single digits and sizable snowstorms, we know that cold weather pet care must remain a priority all season long.
We’re not saying you and your pet can’t enjoy the winter, but with a little extra care and vigilance, your fun factor can set new highs.