Riverstone Veterinary Hospital
Open M-Th: 7:30AM - 6:00PM;
F: 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Brock, TX
(817) 270-9415
Grote Veterinary Clinic
Open M-F: 7:30AM - 5:30PM;
Sat: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Weatherford, TX
(817) 270-9416

Dogs


How to Choose the Right Treats for Your Dog

There are many types of “treats,” like praise and playing together. But, let’s face it, when most pet owners think about treats, they’re thinking about the food kind. It’s fun to see that look of delight on your pup’s face when you offer something tasty!

However, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the packaged treats on the market -- cranberry apple muffins, tuna escapade, salmon delight...With so many options, how do you choose the right treats for your dog? After all, there are training treats, dental hygiene treats, long-lasting treats, and on and on.


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Can Wildlife Make Your Pet Sick?

If your pet spends time in the great outdoors, you may not give much thought to who he shares that space with—but you should. From deer and coyotes to foxes, skunks, bats, and raccoons, wild animals can pose a serious threat as they carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to pets and people. 

Rabies
Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the brain. It can affect any warm-blooded animal, including dogs, cats, and humans. It is almost always fatal.


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How to Clean Your Dog's Ears in 3 Easy Steps

Regular ear cleanings are essential for managing chronic, allergic-based inflammation known as otitis and keeping infections at bay. Before you start, though, be sure to evaluate your dog’s ears for odor, discharge, pain, or redness. If any of these symptoms are present, put down the cotton ball and contact us for an appointment instead.


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Protecting Your Pets from Common Poisons

 

Most people think of bleach or rat poison when they think of household toxins. If that’s you, you’re right. Yet, there are many other less obvious items that could pose a hazard.

Take sugar-free gum for instance. Did you know that it contains xylitol, which can cause liver failure in your dog? The popular sugar substitute is also in certain brands of toothpaste and sweetener packets for coffee and tea. Yet, it can be deadly to your dog.

And that’s just one of dozens of poisonous products your pets may encounter in a typical day.


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Is Acupuncture Right for Your Dog?

Acupuncture is a popular pain relief method used by millions of people. You may be familiar with it as a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Like the name implies, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a series of healing modalities that originated in China with roots that pre-date modern Western medicine.


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8 Things Every Pet Sitter Should Know

So, you’re heading out of town for the holidays. The flights are booked, bags are packed, and you’ve arranged for a trusted professional to care for your dog or cat while you’re away.
You’re prepared—but is your pet sitter? Here you’ll find a list of the eight most important things your pet sitter needs to know before you hit the road. Make sure you check it twice!


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