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Curbside Care With the continuing COVID-19 situation across the country, many veterinary clinics continue to provide curbside care to their clients and patients.  Veterinary Wellness Partners, including our four clinics, are continuing with this…
Species-specific coronaviruses and the diseases they cause Many pet and farm animals have their own version of coronavirus by which they can be infected. They usually cause mild gastrointestinal illness, but some can cause respiratory disease.…
COVID-19 Update  March 23rd, 2020 As of yesterday, Governor DeWine has issue an order to shelter in place beginning at 11:59 P.M. tonight that is statewide for Ohio.  As a result, Veterinary Wellness partners continues to adjust to the guidelines…
March Bovine Health Gabe Middleton DVM How can activity monitoring systems improve profitability?   Activity monitoring systems are becoming more commonplace on dairy farms.  Despite the large investment, many progressive producers see the potential…
COVID 19 UPDATE March 19th, 2020 As many of you know, things are changing by the day with the COVID-19 virus and government's directives and guidance.  We will continue to update via Facebook and various articles on our website.  If you haven't…
Veterinary Wellness Partners Feline Declawing At Veterinary Wellness Partners, we are continuously striving to improve our client and patient services.  It is our desire to stay up to date with diagnostics, procedures, and trends within the…
Our offices are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus situation and listening to the leaders of our state and nation. Currently we are taking the following steps; 1) We are wiping down door handles and areas every hour 2) We are offering car side…
CORONAVIRUS vs COVID 19 Veterinarians and human health workers have dealt with coronavirus for many years.  The old coronavirus was a fairly common infection that caused mild common cold symptoms.  Veterinarians often diagnosed this…
Canine Coronavirus There are two forms of coronavirus that infect our domesticated dogs: Intestinal and Respiratory Intestinal Canine Coronavirus (CCV) The first is an intestinal disease that can be found worldwide.  It is specific to dogs, not…
At the time of this writing, the World Health Organization has deemed the coronavirus outbreak an official pandemic.  There have been approximately 121,000 cases worldwide, with just over 1,000 in the United States.  Those numbers are likely to…
Amid the rapidly-evolving news regarding Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19), we wanted to take a moment to share some helpful information and answer some common questions regarding this virus, domestic animals and pets, and what you can do to continue to…
Some of you have reached out to us regarding the FDA reports of diet related heart disease.  We greatly appreciate your trust in us.  We are keeping up with the investigation and can share some recommendations based on the findings as of now.  …
How can I help my aging pet?                   We’ve all been there – your dog or cat is aging, and you don’t know what to do, or where to start for help. You’ve noticed that she gets up a little slower these days, seems a little weaker in the back…
The Orrville Pet Spa and Resort is celebrating our 15th Anniversary of providing quality care to dogs and cats.  We will be having an Open house Monday through Friday of the week of November 18-22nd.  We will have refreshments and daily prizes! …
Credelio We recently added a new tool to the fight against fleas and ticks, called Credelio.  Many of you may be familiar with Bravecto, a 12 week oral flea and tick preventative…
Proheart Zoetis Animal Health has several convenient products that they offer in the injectable format.  These medications make administration easier that oral and topical products.  While there is yet to be an injection for fleas and ticks, there…
Reasons To Spay Your Pet (Dog or Cat)   There are many reasons to spay your female pet.  This surgery will help prevent medical and behavioral issues later in life.  When spaying at a young age, 4-6 months, your pet will recover quicker and easier…
Disease Costs on Farms: Know the cost of disease on your farm   A dairy manager must evaluate and scrutinize all areas of management on the farm.  Understanding diseases (transition and other) and the associated costs should be no different.  The…
Keys to reducing calf and heifer respiratory disease   Over the past decade, there has been an increase in housing pre-weaned dairy calves indoors.  This has happened for many reasons. Humane comfort of housing calves indoors during winter months is…
  Displaced Abomasum:  Making the Right Decision   Transition cow programs have improved to increase cow health in early lactation, thus causing a reduction in transition cow diseases on many herds.  There are several management reasons why cows in…
Palliative Care in Veterinary Medicine   Pet parents are often faced with the issue when a beloved animal companion is faced with a terminal illness and is nearing the end of his or her life.  With palliative care, we focus on the…
Orrville Veterinary Clinic, Inc. – Registered Veterinary Technician With over 60 years in the community, we are a clinic everyone has come to know and trust. We pride ourselves on providing the best service to our clients and their pets and would…
February is Dental Health Month Common Signs of Dental Disease February has been designated as dental health month for animals.  Dental health is often an easily neglected aspect of caring for our pets.  It is not until we smell their bad breath…
Cold Weather Tips for Farm Animals The National Weather Service is predicting several days of extremely cold temperatures in our area.  In a previous article, we discussed some tips to keep small animals warm during this time.  Tips included:…
Cold Weather Tips for Animals It looks like the National Weather Service is calling for extreme cold in our ares over the next week.  Termed the "Polar Vortex," the professionals are calling for "extreme" and "dangerously" cold temperatures.  On…
Leptospirosis is a bacteria with the potential to cause devastating infections in multiple body systems. We are going to look at: 1)  When do we vaccinate against this deadly disease? 2)  Why do we vaccinate against this deadly disease? 3)  What…
Here is a cute and very informative video on some of the common internet misinformation nuggets out there, hosted by a colleague.
We strive at ERAH to provide our patients with the best medical care we can.  Yet, across the world, children do not receive the necessary medications they need to survive.  We give for free samples  for kittens and puppies (in their first visit…
What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a complex that is caused by a bacteria, called Borrelia Burgdorfei.  This bacteria is a type that is called a spirochete.  Spirochetes are shaped like coil or spring and tend to embed their way into tissue.  …
50% OFF TEETH BRUSHING during  February 2015 Dental Health Month
Bravecto: Oral Flea and Tick Control Introducing Bravecto! We are excited to announce the arrival of a new product for prevention and control of fleas and ticks:  …
Bravecto: Oral Flea and Tick Control In 2014, the Merck Co. released this novel product for flea and tick control in dogs and cats.  This is a product that is unlike any other and provides long-lasting protection against these…
Using our Online Store By Jeffrey R. Fink D.V.M. June 3rd, 2014 Why should you use our online store: 1)  Buy buying from our online store, you are supporting your local veterinary clinic, not a distant group of investors. 2)  You…
May 2014 is Heartworm Prevention Month "My pet is not at risk for heartworms?" "He or she is not around other pets, so I don't have to worry about heartworms, right?" BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ.  Do you hear that?  It is a pesky old mosquito.   Ouch, did you…
  Article submitted by Tara Monahan Written for Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic In our area of Ohio (Akron, Barberton, Norton, Wadsworth, and the surrounding areas of Summit and Stark counties), insects can be both a nuisance and a problem. …
Protect Your Pet from Heartworm Disease Insects have a purpose, but can be very annoying and harmful to people and animals. One insect that causes us concern in regards to our pets is the mosquito. Mosquitoes can be carriers of heartworm larvae.…
Lyme Disease on the Rise in Ohio According to a release from the Associated Press, the State of Ohio is seeing a shocking increase in the number of deer ticks that can carry Lyme disease. It is unclear what has caused this increase, though…
The beautiful Easter Lily and other "Asiatic Lilies" are deadly to cats.  Chewing on the flowers or leaves can induce acute kidney failure.  Only prompt veterinary treatment can save your kitty's life.   Read more about this  here:  from the ASPCA…
Cold Laser Therapy is a relatively new technology that uses low-level light energy (not enough to burn or cut) to energize cells and counteract inflammation and pain. In both human and veterinary medicine, thousands of patients have found nearly…