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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…
50% OFF TEETH BRUSHING during  February 2015 Dental Health Month
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…