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Jul 23, 2019

Summer Safety for Pets, Near and Far

For some pet owners, summer means taking advantage of warm weather and enjoying the local outdoors with their furry friend. Others take advantage of summer’s relaxed schedule by going on a road trip with their ...

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May 29, 2019

What Is an Animal Blood Bank?

Most people are aware that humans can receive blood transfusions, but they may not know that a pet’s life can also be saved by the gift of blood. An animal blood bank collects blood from ...

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May 07, 2019

Cataract Surgery: What You Need to Know

If your pet has been diagnosed with a cataract, you likely have many questions. We’re here to help you understand your pet’s condition and how it can be treated. What is a cataract? A cataract ...

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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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