Hill’s Pet Food Recall February 1, 2019

The recall pertains ONLY to the specific lot numbers and date codes of the canned dog foods listed below. NO DRY DOG FOOS, CAT FOODS (dry or canned) or TREATS are affected by the recall. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED ANY OF THE AFFECTED FOODS: 1. Return food to the clinic at your earliest convenience. A full refund will be provided. …

PET FOOD RECALL December 5, 2018

The investigation was prompted by reports of dogs presenting to their veterinarian with symptoms of Vitamin D Toxicity. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs in appropriate amounts but in excessive amounts causes illness. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that, unlike water soluble vitamins, when excess amounts are consumed they cannot simply be eliminated through normal body …

The Importance of Puppy Socialization

The fact that puppies need good veterinary care is no surprise to the vast majority of dog owners. Many owners, however, are not aware that failing to properly address their new puppy’s emotional and social needs can significantly impact his or her longevity and quality of life. Sadly, thousands of dogs are euthanized every year because of aggressive or destructive …

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Some figures suggest that on a daily basis we are exposed to thousands of marketing efforts in various mediums. No wonder it sometimes feels inescapable. Funny, touching, irritating, blatant or subtle, marketing teams target campaigns at every man, woman and child. Incidentally, it looks like we might even have to add dogs to that list. One has to wonder what …

Striving to make visits Fear Free for all of our patients

Despite our love for pets and how much we love to see them, some pets find vet visits quite distressing. Those of us who experience anxiety or fear about a doctor or dentist visit can especially appreciate how they feel. New scientific studies have confirmed what every loving pet owner inherently knows – pets experience emotions that are very similar, …

Charlie

He came in to our lives in the way things sometimes do; when it is only in hindsight that you can see how preordained and perfect the whole story was from the very beginning. When you are in the middle of it, the future seems uncertain. You weigh alternatives and agonize over choices. It isn’t until you look back on …

Renforth Supported Charities & Associations

Renforth Veterinary Clinic is committed to bettering the lives of our patients and clients, our community and to animals around the world. Renforth is a proud supporter of the following charities, local and abroad, and local associations. In 2016 our Renforth Family grew again as we became the “foster family” through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for Roi, an African …

Why Don’t the Doctors at Renforth Veterinary Clinic Recommend Pre-Anaesthetic Blood Testing for Young, Healthy Patients?

It is commonplace for veterinary clinics to recommend, or even require, pre-anasthetic blood work for their young and healthy patients. Owners are often told that doing pre-anaesthetic blood work (PABW) may detect underlying illnesses that would contraindicate surgery and anesthesia and/or require an adjustment to the anesthetic protocol (meaning, a change in the medications that are used for the anesthetic). …

The Most Difficult Decision

Making a Terrible Day a Little Bit Less Awful Over the past 20 years I have counselled hundreds of friends and clients on the decision to euthanize their pets. It is never easy. Clients often wonder aloud how I can handle dealing with the loss of client’s pets so often. They generally assume that it would be the worst part …

Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

INCREASED THIRST If your pet has access to a refillable water source and generally urinates outside, this can be a symptom that is easily overlooked. If you notice that your pet seems to constantly be at their water bowl , asking to go our more frequently or you notice you are changing the litter box much more often, call the …