New Year Resolutions For Your Pets

Have you thought about your New Year's resolutions?  There is no better time to commit to improving your pet care than the new year.  Here are a few resolutions that will help keep your pet healthy through 2016!Resolutions for Pets:Measure Pe...

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Tips For Children on How To Safely Interact with Dogs!

Tips For Children on How To Safely Interact with Dogs!




Did you know that of the estimated 800,000 dog bites that occur each year involve children between the ages 5 and 8? TV host and dog trainer Victoria Stilwell from animal planet is offering some tips to children on what they need to know in order to interact safely with dogs!


Not every dog is your friend.
Kids often mistake wagging tails for happiness — and that isn’t always the case, Stilwell says. Help kids recognize when a dog is showing signs of aggression or fear. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA.org) offers photos that illustrate canine body language and tips to avoid dog bites. 

Embrace your inner tree (or rock).

Dogs lose interest when they are ignored, so Stilwell (right) tells children to become a tree, standing still and avoiding eye contact when dogs approach. If kids get knocked to the ground, advise them to roll up like a stone on the ground with knees in and hands behind their neck so they protect vital organs. Practice makes perfect.


Report loose or stray dogs.

If kids see a stray dog during walks to school, remind them to alert an adult. Stilwell says that parents should report loose dogs to animal control immediately. “There are so many irresponsible dog owners out there and these people need to be reported,” she says.


Be careful when walking on a dog’s ‘turf.’

Many owners rely on electric fences or shock collars to keep dogs confined to their own yard. But Stilwell notes that kids and other animals can easily cross those invisible boundaries — and that’s often when the trouble occurs. “Mostly children are bitten on the dog’s territory by a dog that they know,” she says. “It’s rare for a child to be bitten by a dog that comes out of nowhere and bites them.”


Never touch dogs behind a fence.

Tell kids to exercise caution and avoid taunting or exciting dogs behind fences, she says. Remember, that fence may not be too sturdy, and some determined dogs can jump over fences without any trouble.


Taunting dogs is a form of bullying.

“Being kind to animals is much more powerful than teasing, bullying, or being rough or unkind to these creatures,” she says.  “How would you feel if you were teased or bullied or hit?”


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Pet Costume Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner.  Did you pick out a costume yet?  More importantly, did you choose one for your pet?We scoured Pinterest to find the best pet costumes and give you some suggestions.  If you dress your pet up, please...

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The Reunion Veterinary Hospital Celebrates a Pet Friendly Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips from Reunion Veterinary HospitalHalloween is right around the corner.  As you and your kids get ready for the festivities, don't forget to keep your pets in mind!  These Halloween safety tips can help make sure your whol...

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World Rabies Day is September 28th

This Sunday, September 28th is World Rabies Day!  It is a day created by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control group and is recognized by over 150 nations.  The goal of World rabies day is to promote information on rabies control and reduce the amount of rabies cases by maintaining proper animal vaccination and control, as well as providing access to the necessary medical care for those infected. 

“Rabies is completely preventable.  We want people to understand the importance of vaccinating against the disease,” said Dr. Leon Russell, a professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  Even with treatment available, more than 55,000 people per year die from a rabies bite worldwide.  Rabies can be contracted from dogs and cats to skunks and raccoons. 


In addition, Russell recommends that owners should take the necessary precautions and pets should always be routinely vaccinated against rabies.


If your pet is in need of vaccination, or treatment please contact us at the Reunion Veterinary Hospital for the best services!  Visit us at www.ReunionVetHospital.com for more information. Also, visit our Facebook page, linked HERE

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Therapeutic Laser

Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy

Clinical Benefits
Manage Pain. Reduce Inflammation. Speed Recovery.
The benefits of veterinary laser therapy are relatively new in the veterinary industry. Despite this, veterinarians are quick to adopt the technology as they see a marked improvement in their patient’s quality of life, and most notably in the reduction of pain and swelling and the increase in mobility.
MLS Laser Therapy technology is the most advanced laser therapy system on the market.  Reduction of response times, and therefore overall treatment times, distinguishes MLS Laser Therapy from traditional laser therapy with reciprocal advantages for both the operator and the patient.

10 Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy
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  • Anti-Inflammatory Effect
  • Analgesic Effect
  • Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  • Improved Vascular Activity
  • Increases Metabolic Activity
  • Stimulation of Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
  • Improved Nerve Function
  • Immunoregulation
  • Faster Wound Healing
MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats pain associated with:
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Wounds
  • Post-Surgical Swelling
  • Inflamed Ears
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Disc Disease
  • Lameness
  • Sinusitis
  • and much more!
The Most Advanced Veterinary Laser on the Market Today
The Cutting Edge Mphi MLS Laser represents the most advanced veterinary laser on the market today. The technology delivers continuous and pulsated emissions each of which provides advantages that benefit pets in many different ways.
Continuous emission stimulates an anti-inflammatory effect and edema re-absorption, but with secondary analgesic effects.  Pulsated emission has a more intense analgesic action, but the effect on the inflammatory process is reduced.
The Cutting Edge Mphi MLS Therapy is the first laser to incorporate both continuous and pulsed emissions, simultaneously.  Rhythm, perfection of intervals and intensity, and maximum coordination are of the essence.

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Here are the Benefits of Therapeutic Laser for You Pet

Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy


Clinical Benefits
Manage Pain. Reduce Inflammation. Speed Recovery.
The benefits of veterinary laser therapy are relatively new in the veterinary industry. Despite this, veterinarians are quick to adopt the technology as they see a marked improvement in their patient’s quality of life, and most notably in the reduction of pain and swelling and the increase in mobility.
MLS Laser Therapy technology is the most advanced laser therapy system on the market.  Reduction of response times, and therefore overall treatment times, distinguishes MLS Laser Therapy from traditional laser therapy with reciprocal advantages for both the operator and the patient.

10 Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effect
  • Analgesic Effect
  • Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  • Improved Vascular Activity
  • Increases Metabolic Activity
  • Stimulation of Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
  • Improved Nerve Function
  • Immunoregulation
  • Faster Wound Healing
MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats pain associated with:
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Wounds
  • Post-Surgical Swelling
  • Inflamed Ears
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Disc Disease
  • Lameness
  • Sinusitis
  • and much more!
The Most Advanced Veterinary Laser on the Market Today
The Cutting Edge Mphi MLS Laser represents the most advanced veterinary laser on the market today. The technology delivers continuous and pulsated emissions each of which provides advantages that benefit pets in many different ways.
Continuous emission stimulates an anti-inflammatory effect and edema re-absorption, but with secondary analgesic effects.  Pulsated emission has a more intense analgesic action, but the effect on the inflammatory process is reduced.
The Cutting Edge Mphi MLS Therapy is the first laser to incorporate both continuous and pulsed emissions, simultaneously.  Rhythm, perfection of intervals and intensity, and maximum coordination are of the essence.

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