We are pleased to announce the immediate offering of cold laser therapy to your pets. Lasers have been used in human medicine for over 30 years and are now making huge advances in the veterinary field. The versatility of the laser allows us to treat pain and speed up healing for things such as sore muscles and joints, degenerative joint conditions, wounds and infections, and other forms of acute and chronic inflammation all delivered in a fast and pain-free way! To see if laser therapy may be beneficial to your pet, please contact the office. Additional information on MLS Therapy Laser can be found at Cutting Edge Laser Technologies: www.celasers.com
Feline osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when cartilage in the joints wears down and causes the bones to rub against one another. You may think OA just makes moving harder, but it can also cause severe pain. Sadly, this pain is chronic and can get worse without proper treatment. Cats are very talented at hiding pain and a good way to tell if your cat may have OA pain is to notice if they are having difficulty moving around or reduced mobility. Other signs can include lethargy, decreased grooming, vocalization and irritability. Often, cats react to being brushed or pet along their back. Solensia is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to control chronic OA pain for cats. This is a once-monthly injection and works by reducing the pain signals of the nerve system. We have been delighted with the results we have seen so please call our office if you want to learn more!
The United States is currently experiencing a shortage of the canine influenza vaccine (CIV) and currently we do not have any in stock. We have reached out to the manufacturer and they were unable to provide us with a date of availability. In the meantime, we encourage you to keep sick dogs isolated from one another to reduce the spread. Until our stock returns, we will waive the CIV requirement for our boarding facility Riverside Pet Retreat. If your dog is sick and needs urgent care please call our office or contact one of the emergency veterinary hospitals in our area. A list of emergency hospitals can be found on our website at:https://riversidepet.com/
Lastly, we would like to inform you of a couple of closures over the holidays. We will be closed Monday December 26th and Monday January 2nd but Pet Retreat will remain open during those times. If you get a new pet over the holidays, we would like to remind you to call our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. We are currently booking 2 months out for wellness visits.
We want to thank each and everyone of you for allowing us to care for your pets this year. We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year and we hope you unleash all kinds of joy this season!