Pet Care Tips
Your Friendly Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital
What is this page all about?
These are videos published on the River Valley Veterinary Hospital website and the River Valley Veterinary Hospital YouTube channel to share helpful information for pet owners on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for their pet. For each video we pick a topic and a veterinary technician or assistant answers questions dealing with that topic.
Why did you start publishing these videos?
We are passionate about helping pets have their best life. We understand that people consider their pets as family members. With that in mind, we wanted to provide valuable and relevant information for dog and cat owners about common ailments, preventive medicine, and answer common questions people have about veterinary care.
Who are these videos for?
These videos are for anyone who wants to learn more about veterinary care and pet health. This could be potential future team members, current clients, or people who are curious about what we’re up to. We believe these videos are useful for any pet owner, whether a client or not.
Why would you give away your secrets?
We don’t feel like we are giving away any trade secrets that would harm our veterinary practice. On the contrary, we want to help as many people and pets as we can. We want to be a source of great, free information for pet owners or soon to be pet owners.
It is our duty and privilege to share information that will help improve and/or prolong the life of pets. The better job we do sharing and educating people, the better lives pets will have no matter what state or country they live.
Can I watch these videos and treat my own pet?
These videos are not a medical degree. It takes many years to learn veterinary medicine and many more years working with animals on a daily basis to properly diagnose illnesses in dogs and cats. We strongly recommend that you visit your veterinarian regularly to prevent illness like heartworm, lyme disease and to check the overall health of your fur babies.
These videos are for information purposes only. We hope you learn how important it is to keep your animal vaccinated and protected from preventable disease.
If I’m a client, why should I still watch these videos?
Even though our vets are very thorough in our visits, they can’t possibly answer every question in a short visit. These videos are a great source of information for pet owners to understand more fully why certain treatments are so important. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know our staff. It is very likely you will meet them when you come in with your pet.
We often have tips on things like grooming and nail clipping that you can do yourself. You can also schedule an appointment with us to help if you’re not comfortable doing these things yourself. Either way, our goal is to help.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our videos. If you enjoy them, please share them with friends and family or anyone who is a pet lover. Our YouTube channel can be found here. Please subscribe to our channel so that you never miss a new episode.