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Apr 19, 2019

First Aid for Your Pet

You likely know what to do if you experience a minor injury, but do you know how to help your pet if she gets hurt? Our first aid guide will prepare you to care for ...

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Jul 03, 2018

Your Pet Needs You to Stop Smoking!

By Robyn Smith, DVM RBVH At Home (House Calls Service)   Tobacco use causes significant health risks in people; this has been well studied and is widely known. But did you know the extent to which pets can ...

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Jun 10, 2018

The Health Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond (Part 2)

By Robyn Smith, DVM RBVH At Home (House Calls Service)   Continued from Part 1… Emotional Health Benefits There are a staggering number of emotional, social and mental health benefits that correspond with pet ownership. Benefits are seen ...

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May 30, 2018

The Health Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond (Part 1)

By Robyn Smith, DVM RBVH At Home (House Calls Service)   Pet owners enjoy a wide range of benefits from living with pets – companionship and entertainment are top among them – but emerging research is proving there are ...

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Mar 13, 2018

Ticks, Fleas, and Allergies

Springtime is on the way and along with it comes seasonal allergies and parasites. RBVH is here to help! Seasonal allergies in the dog and cat are very different from humans. Dogs and cats show ...

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Mar 12, 2018

Essential Oils and Pet Safety

By Elizabeth Orcutt, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM) You’ve heard of essential oils. They smell good. They are natural. They help with a variety of ailments. So, what can be wrong with them? Recently there ...

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Nov 01, 2017

5 Reasons Why Having a Cat is Good for Your Health

By Elaina Kabatchnick, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)   The health benefits of being a cat owner can’t be denied any longer! The Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH), and ...

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Oct 20, 2017

Signs That Your Family Pet May Need a Trip to the Emergency Room

By Allison Sande, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), DACVECC You should never feel hesitant or embarrassed to call a veterinarian if you are concerned about the health of your pet. Veterinarians and their staff ...

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Jun 06, 2017

How to Pick the Right Exotic Pet for your Family

Traditionally, cats and dogs are the most common household pets. Most owners understand the social nature, time requirement, and cost of care associated with these popular pets and often make informed decisions before adopting a cat or ...

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Apr 26, 2017

How Physical Rehabilitation Helps Pets Recover & Live Fuller Lives

Veterinary physical rehabilitation is a medical field devoted to enhancing the recovery of a debilitated or injured animal. It involves an understanding of the pet’s metabolism and how the pet is affected by exercise, disease, ...

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