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Is Your Dog at Risk for Leptospirosis? Know the Signs and How to Protect Your Pet

Leptospirosis in dogs is a concern that demands our attention. This bacterial disease affects not only dogs but can also pose a risk to humans. Understanding the impact of leptospirosis on your dog’s health is crucial for every pet owner. In this blog, we’ll explore what leptospirosis is, its signs and symptoms, and most importantly,…

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What Pet Owners Need to Know About Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

When it comes to safeguarding the health of your beloved dog, understanding and implementing effective dog heartworm prevention strategies are essential. Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can have devastating effects on your dog’s health, leading to severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage, and in some cases, death. But with the right knowledge…

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8 Reasons It Is Important to Keep up with Your Dog’s Flea and Tick Prevention

Ensuring your dog remains happy and healthy involves more than just regular feeding and occasional walks. Among the various aspects of pet care, flea and tick prevention plays a pivotal role, especially considering the risks these parasites pose to a dog’s health. At Riverstone Animal Hospital in Canton, GA, we prioritize your pet’s well-being and…

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Gingivitis in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

When it comes to taking care of our dogs, we often think about their diet, exercise, and love we give them. But, how much do we know about their dental health? This blog is all about gingivitis in dogs – a common but often overlooked problem that can affect their health and happiness. We’ll explore…

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How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?

When we talk about taking care of our pets, we often think about their diet, exercise, and affection. But have you ever stopped to think about their dental health? Yes, we’re talking about dog teeth today. Understanding how many teeth dogs have, what types of teeth they possess, and how to care for them can…

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Did You Know Cats Need to Have Their Teeth Cleaned? Here are 7 Benefits for Your Pet

Taking care of your cat means more than just feeding them and giving them cuddles. It also includes looking after their dental health. Yes, you read that right – cat teeth cleaning is a thing, and it’s more important than you might think. This blog will explore the benefits of keeping your cat’s teeth clean…

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Is it Normal for My Cat to Keep Hiding All the Time?

If you’ve been wondering why your feline family member seems to have taken up a permanent residence in the shadows, you’re not alone. Cats are mysterious creatures, and their penchant for hiding can leave pet owners perplexed. We hope to shed some light on this matter in our blog, exploring the various reasons why your…

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Can Dogs Get Colds? Everything You Need to Know

Dogs, much like humans, are susceptible to colds, and the signs of a dog cold closely resemble those experienced by people. But, can you manage a dog’s cold at home, or should you seek veterinary advice? We’ll provide the answers in our blog, but if you have more questions or need an appointment, Riverstone Animal…

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Kennel Cough: Symptoms and How to Protect Your Pet

If you’re a pet owner, you’re probably no stranger to the occasional cough or sneeze from your dog. But what if that cough turns into something more persistent and concerning? A common condition that’s often responsible for coughing in dogs is the aptly named “kennel cough,” which we’ll explore in detail. We’ll talk about the…

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My Dog is Coughing – Should I Call the Vet?

Every pet owner knows their furry friend’s usual sounds and behaviors. When you notice your dog coughing, it can be alarming. The first question on your mind will likely be, “Should I call the vet?” It’s a question many pet owners often ask, and it’s a wise one. A cough in dogs can be caused…

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