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Why Adopt Another Dog? Why Not?!

It was a long hard year for our family. We had gone through a series of tragedies and stressful events that no family should have to experience in such a short period of time. The final event to hit us that year was the loss of our beloved yellow Lab “Charlie”. He had an unexpected […]

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Hector’s Dental Adventure

Hi. I am Hector, a 3 year old Golden Retriever. A few weeks ago my mom who works at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital told me that I have pretty stinky breath and that I should have my teeth cleaned. She also said that I have some tartar and gingivitis, whatever that means!  Last week the […]

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Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis (FCGS) by Dr. Katherine Takacs

The first question you will likely have is, “what the heck is gingivostomatitis?!!!”  Gingivostomatitis is inflammation of the gums and the entire oral cavity.  It is recognized by severe redness and inflammation of the tissues in the mouth.  Ulcers are commonly found in the mouth, on the lips and the tongue. Signs that can be […]

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Meet Our Clinic Cat: Tibby

On those busy days in the veterinary clinic when every staff member is racing around the clinic trying to get everything done that seems to be needed instantly, we often glance longingly at the small furry creature curled up in her favorite spot in the sun, oblivious to the chaos rushing around her, and think, […]

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How to Brush your Pet’s Teeth by Quinn

Set expectations that getting used to brushing your pets teeth might take several sessions. For best results, choose “quiet times” only for handling your pet’s mouth and muzzle area. Practice lifting their lip to see their teeth, and reward your pet through the training process (treats, positive reinforcement – whatever works best for your pet!). […]

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August is Food Awareness Month

During August and September, we are focusing on pet nutrition.

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Last updated: July 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital