VetSource

We are proud to offer VetSource, our online pet pharmacy. VetSource offers convenient, affordable home delivery on a variety of medications, flea/tick/heartworm preventatives, foods, and supplements.

VetSource offers the option of purchasing a variety of quantities for all medications. With the bonus of free shipping, reminder doses, and auto ship options, VetSource makes it easier than ever to order your pet’s medications.

To access the online pharmacy, click on the Pet Care tab and select Online Pharmacy from the drop down menu. Once on the new page, click on the Home Delivery flyer. This will open up a new tab on your web browser. In the upper right hand corner of the page, click on the “Login/Register” link to create an account and begin ordering.

You can also call VetSource Customer Support at 877-738-4443 to help set up an account or with any questions.

Holiday Time

Holiday Time

It’s that time of year again! Food, festivities, family, and friends gather to celebrate. Our furry and feathered family members want in on the party too! Below is a list of foods, items, and decorations that are toxic, dangerous, or can cause serious illness/injuries.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! - The Ravenwood Family

Foods

  1. Alcohol
  2. Chocolate
  3. Coffee/Caffeine
  4. Coconut
  5. Grapes/Raisins
  6. Nuts (Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Macadamia)
  7. Onions/Garlic/Chives
  8. Raw/Undercooked Meat or Eggs
  9. Bones
  10. Grease/Fat trimmings
  11. Products containing Xylitol (artificial sweetener)
  12. Yeast Dough

Items/Decorations

  1. Tinsel/Ornaments Christmas Lights/Candles
  2. Gift Wrap
  3. Pine Needles
  4. Holly
  5. Mistletoe
  6. Poinsettia
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Flea Facts

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• A female flea can lay 1,400 eggs in one month.

• A short 21 days is all it takes to go from egg to biting flea.

• It takes only 2 days for flea eggs to hatch into maggot-like larvae that hide in your dog’s favorite resting spots.

• Those larvae turn into pupae and in about 19 more days you have a new generation. Thus, leading to infestation.

• In order to get rid of a flea infestation, you must first stop the reproduction of fleas.

• Because 95% of the flea population in your home is made up of eggs, maggot-like larvae and pupae, the only way to stop infestations and prevent new ones from occurring is to break the flea life cycle at an immature stage.

• At our clinic we recommend preventing flea infestations with Sentinel® (milbemycin/lufenuron) Flavor Tabs and treat adult fleas as needed.

• Sentinel® Flavor Tabs are convenient oral tabs that you should give your dog once a month.

• Sentinel® provides a broad spectrum coverage against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and of course fleas.

• So, if your pet occasionally picks up an adult flea, the good news is that the flea will not produce viable eggs, therefore you will not have a flea infestation in your home.

 

What Is A Pet I.D. Microchip?

This “high tech” mechanism is a tiny computer chip, encapsulated within bio-compatible material, which is programmed with an identification number. The chip is mall enough to fit into a hypodermic needle, which is used to inject the microchip under the skin of your pet. The procedure is no more painful or complicated that a vaccination injection and the microchip lasts the life of your pet.

The identification number programmed into the microchip is registered with a national tracking database system that can provide your name, address and telephone number. When receiving a lost pet, a shelter, humane society or veterinarian use a special hand-held scanner to detect and read the microchip. The identification number enables the owner to be found 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pet collars with I.D. tags are important identification tools, as well; however if your pet is on the loose from home, it runs a much greater risk of being separated from the collar and consequently, has no means of identification. A Pet I.D. Microchip is permanent and will not fade or become lost.

Please contact us here at the office for more information.

 

101 Things You Didn't Know Could Harm Your Pet

Make your home a safer place for your pets by keeping them away from the following hazardous items, plants, foods, objects and trouble areas:

Household Items:

1) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)

2) Acetaminophen

3) Cold and flu medications

4) Antidepressants

5) Vitamins

6) Home insect products

7) Rat and mouse bait

8) Bleach

9) Diet pills

10) Disinfectant

11) Fabric softener

12) Lead

13) Lighter fluid

14) Mothballs

15) Anti-cancer drugs

16) Solvents

17) Flea and tick products

18) Drain cleaners

19) Liquid potpourri

20) Slug and snail bait

21) Oven cleaner sprays

22) Lime and scale remover

23) Fly bait 24) Detergents

25) Tobacco products

26) Common Household Plants

Harmful Foods:

27) Avocados

28) Chocolate

29) Coffee

30) Onions and onion powder

31) Garlic

32) Grapes

33) Raisins

34) Macadamia nuts

35) Alcoholic beverages

36) Moldy or spoiled foods

37) Salt

38) Fatty foods

39) Gum, candies or other foods sweetened with xylitol®

40) Tea leaves

41) Raw yeast dough.

Objects:

51) Nylons

52) Paper clips

53) Plastic wrap

54) Socks

55) Rubber-bands

56) Sharp objects

57) String, yarn or dental floss

58) Towels

59) Wax

 

Trouble Areas:

60) Balconies

61) Bathtubs or sinks

62) Doors and windows

63) Electrical cords

64) Fireplace

65) Toilets

66) Washer and/or dryer openings

Potential Dangers:

67) Algae

68) Antifreeze/coolant

69) Fire pit/grill

70) Fances or gates

71) Deck lattice

72) De-icing salts

73) Compost(especially if moldy)

74) Gasoline

75) Oil

76) Pesticides

77) Cocoa bean shell mulch

78) Swimming pools and hot tubs

Holiday Hazards:

79) Alcohol

80) Flowers and/or candy

81) Fake Easter grass

82) Small toys

83) Fireworks

84) Small children (treak-or-treaters)

85) Candles

86) Xylitol® sweetened foods

87) All forms of chocolate

88) Bones

89) Hot containers

90) Holiday plants

91) ribbons

92) Bubbling lights

93) Fire salts

94) Angel Hair (spun glass)

95) Christmas tree water

96) Tree ornament hooks

97) Styrofoam

98) Ornaments

99) Tinsel streamers

100) Ballloons and confetti

101) Loud noises

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Pets

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Hyperbaric means: “…under pressure higher than normal at sea level.” Medicare has recognized the validity and healing properties of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in humans for twenty years. Just recently, an animal hyperbaric chamber (smaller and more compact than a human chamber) has been introduced for small animals. Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic is among the first in the nation to have this revolutionary piece of medical equipment in order to provide your pet with the best in health care.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in veterinary medicine is the same as in human medicine and is designed to effectively deliver oxygen to tissues in the body. HBOT is useful in a variety of clinical situations and is most often given in combination with other modes of therapy. HBOT reduces swelling and inflammation, eases pressure and edema caused by head or spinal cord injuries, stimulates new blood vessel formation in healing tissues, improves control of infection and promotes wound healing. Some conditions that HBOT are used for are: wounds/burns, head/spinal cord trauma, stem cell therapy, post surgical swelling, crushing injuries, sepsis, pancreatitis, necrosis, stoke, snake/spider bites, bone infection, smoke inhalation, post cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, sinusitis and much more.is administered by placing the patient into a hyperbaric chamber where 100% oxygen flows to a maximum of 2 atmospheres of pressure (equivalent to the pressure experienced at 33 feet below sea level). Monitored by staff members, the treatment times last about one hour, and are given one to two times daily. Most patients require no sedation and remain calm and relaxed during the treatment. HBOTSafely and painlessly, oxygen delivered to the patient in the hyperbaric chamber is inhaled and absorbed by the body at many times greater than when breathing oxygen at normal sea level pressure. Under hyperbaric pressure, healing oxygenation is able to reach damaged tissue 3 to 4 times farther than normally transferred by red blood cells. This is especially important in swollen and inflamed tissues where small blood vessels have been spread apart and oxygen from the red blood cells is unable to diffuse far enough to supply the needs of damaged cells.It is well documented that hyperbaric oxygen stimulates stem cell growth to up to eight times their normal volume. The future is bright for our ability to treat diseases, which up to now were not part of our protocols – such as diabetes, kidney disease and osteoarthritis.
, oxygen under pressure is breathed in by the patient where it is dissolved through the lungs and into the bloodstream in large amounts. This increased oxygen supply greatly benefits damaged, swollen and inflamed tissues. HBOT Oxygen is carried throughout the body by red blood cells. The more oxygen that is delivered to tissues, the faster healing is achieved. In