Care for the Aging Pet

Due to improved veterinary care and dietary advancements, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. One consequence of this is that pets and their owners are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. In recent years there has been extensive research on the problems facing older pets and how we can

Holiday Dangers for your Pet!

We at Riverstone Animal Hospital hope your family (4-legged and 2-!) are having a safe and happy holiday season. Here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your pets safe this Christmas! Homemade Salt Dough (ornaments or play-dough) There are recipes all over Facebook and Pinterest on how to make your own flour

Pet Dental Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Riverstone Animal Hospital, we celebrate Pet Dental Health month twice a year so we can meet the needs of as many pets as possible! We’ve been going strong so far this month cleaning teeth and ensuring they have a healthy mouth and gums. Here are a few of the questions we get most

We’re celebrating dental health!

Although February is National Dental Health month, we celebrate it throughout the year to make sure we can help as many pets as possible! Let’s start by talking about… Does my pet need her teeth cleaned? The short answer is: probably! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), by just TWO YEARS OLD, 80% of dogs and

World Rabies Day

September 28th is World Rabies Day! Rabies is a serious problem worldwide. Just this summer, a couple in Cherokee County was attacked by a rabid fox. Riverstone Animal Hospital offers $8 1-year rabies vaccines and $40 3-year rabies vaccines! If your pet comes to our Well Care Clinics, the exam is free, otherwise it is an additional

Common Household Foods can be Dangerous to Your Pets!

Just about everyone knows that chocolate can be deadly for dogs, but did you know grapes can be too? Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure! Not to mention our beloved bacon — the excess fat can lead to a very serious illness called pancreatitis. Recently a surprising new offender joined the ranks of potentially deadly