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3 Facts for Pet Owners About COVID-19

3 Facts for Pet Owners About COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked questions and concerns over what this means for pet care. Check out these three facts to help you and your pet stay safe and healthy during this time. #1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19 information While you can turn...

Why Puppy Socialization is Vital

Why Puppy Socialization is Vital

New puppy? Congratulations on your new furry family member! One of the best ways you can love your little canine buddy is by socializing him.  Without positively exposing your puppy to new sights, sounds, people, pets, and places during the prime socialization window...

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Gift a Pet

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Gift a Pet

The image of your friend being presented with a cat or dog with a big red bow seem endearing. But before you decide to put a furry companion underneath your friend's Christmas tree, consider these three reasons why you shouldn't give a pet as a gift.  1. Adopting a...

Preparing Your Pet for Holiday Boarding

Preparing Your Pet for Holiday Boarding

Sometimes, our furry companions don't get to be our travel companions. If you're traveling for the holidays, be sure to plan ahead and make sure your pet is taken care of. We at Rice Village Animal Hospital proudly offer boarding! To help you prepare your pet for a...

5 Horrifying Halloween Hazards for Pets

5 Horrifying Halloween Hazards for Pets

Most of us out there grew up celebrating Halloween. We carefully chose costumes, carved pumpkins, went trick-or-treating, and—perhaps most importantly—did some candy trading so that we could stock up on our favorites. After years of the buzz, activity, and sugar highs...