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Anxiety-reduced Visits

Anxiety-reduced Visits

February 8, 2019 •
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by David S. Thomson, DVM Lots of dogs and cats hate to go to the veterinary hospital. Hauled out of their home, loaded into the car, driven who knows how…

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Hot Chocolate Run 2018

Hot Chocolate Run 2018

October 19, 2018 •
Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

Once again, Riverbend Animal Hospital is proud to have a team participating in the Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passages. Taking place on Sunday December 2, the Hot Chocolate…

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So, You Found a Stray Cat…

So, You Found a Stray Cat…

June 22, 2018 •
Author: Kristin Neal, CVT

Many of us have seen that cat, begging for food on our porch, bothering the birds around our feeders, teasing our indoor cats as they sit in the window. We…

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Volunteering with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

May 18, 2017 •
Author: Sharon Sweeney

It was a damp and dreary Sunday. The sky threatened to rain, but an intrepid band of volunteers still met to donate their time to help two families build their…

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Feed Your Cat Wet Food

Feed Your Cat Wet Food

September 13, 2016 • ,
Author: Christina White DVM

Feline specialists are now recommending cats eat canned food for all or most of their diet. As we will explain below, the doctors at Riverbend, too, recommend a wet diet…

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The Tale of Princess Spaghetti

The Tale of Princess Spaghetti

May 24, 2016 •
Author: M. Harris CVT CCRP

Princess Spaghetti is an eight-pound Yorkshire terrier who is 15 ½ years old. Aside from a few bumps in the road, Spaghetti had been a healthy dog all of her…

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Saving Sam’s Foot

Saving Sam’s Foot

November 5, 2015 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Sam is an exuberant, somewhat chubby, 11-year-old Labrador retriever who has nothing bad to say about anyone. Sam had been sore on his right front leg for six months. His…

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Hemangiosarcoma

Hemangiosarcoma

July 4, 2015 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Three of my own dogs have died of hemangiosarcoma. It is just a bad disease. It is rare in people but common in dogs, especially middle-aged retrievers. Hemangiosarcoma is a…

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A Canine Good Citizen

A Canine Good Citizen

March 10, 2015 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Sam’s big puppy Atlas, took a turn for the worse at one year of age. Atlas had been the most charming of puppies. Socialized with almost daily visits to Riverbend…

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Laryngeal Paralysis

Laryngeal Paralysis

February 10, 2015 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Laryngeal paralysis is a diagnosis I can often make as soon as the dog walks in the front door of the hospital. The dog is usually an older, large breed,…

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