Year-round parasite prevention is key:
As the temperature gets cooler and the days get shorter, don’t forget to continue your pet’s parasite prevention! The American Heartworm Association and the FDA recommend monthly heartworm prevention for pets all year round.
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The risks of online veterinary pharmacies:
With a growing trend toward online shopping, many virtual pharmacies offer lower cost flea, tick, heartworm and other medications. We strongly recommend purchasing any prescription item directly from your veterinarian. The FDA warns consumers of counterfeit, expired and mislabeled products which could pose a major risk to your pet. Additionally, medications purchased through sources other than your veterinarian are not always guaranteed. If your pet has a reaction to a medication or contracts heartworm disease while using these products, the manufacturer can not guarantee the safety or efficacy unless purchased from a veterinarian.
Good news! Riverside Veterinary Hospital has an online pharmacy available here:
Use code 10percent for 10% off your first order. Medications ship straight from the distributor to your door and shipping is free on orders over $38. Please remember that these are prescription medications and we require that your dog or cat is current on an annual exam and up to date on core vaccines and heartworm testing.
Not comfortable ordering online? No problem! Our friendly receptionists can do it for you. Just give us a call or text 585-889-8340 for help.
COVID protocol reminder:
We would also like to share a friendly reminder that though the clinic is open for appointments, a mask or face covering is required for any person entering the building; they should cover your nose and mouth and be kept on throughout the entire visit. Appointment should be limited to one person per visit, though we will make exceptions for more critical visits. Scheduled visits with technicians and some discharge appointments will remain “curbside.” Please remember to provide a working phone number that can be answered to allow for streamlined communication.
National Veterinary Technician Week:
October 12th is the start of Veterinary Staff Appreciation Week! Please thank your hard-working receptionists, assistants and technicians when you see them.
Thank you all for your continued support and please stay safe and healthy.
Dr. Vanessa Velez and Dr. Kirsten Mueller