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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...

The Facts About Canine Bloat

The Facts About Canine Bloat

If you're a dog owner, you should be aware of what gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), also known as canine bloat, is and what causes it. Without treatment, GDV is a fatal condition. A dog with bloat may only have an hour or two to live. It occurs when a dog's stomach...