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Month: March 2022

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Dog Vaccines for Spring

Spring’s warmer weather and longer days lead us to wanting more adventure. Before venturing out, many people have been careful to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But what precautions should we be taking for our dogs?  Diseases exist within the canine world that are very contagious- and sometimes deadly. How can you protect your dog and the health of other dogs? Here are some of the important vaccines you should be sure your dog has before they embark on fun spring outings.  Getting Your Dog Vaccinated Before Travel No matter what, your dog should have at least a rabies vaccine. This
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Can Online Vets Prescribe Medication?

Veterinary care, like most things, has changed a lot in the last few years. While some vet appointments must still be done in person, there are others that can be performed just as effectively online.  Online vet appointments’ added convenience and affordability make them an excellent choice for many pet parents, but did you know that online vets can also prescribe medication?  Hello Ralphie is one of the few online platforms where veterinarians can prescribe your pet medication if you live in a state that requires no VCPR (veterinarian-client-patient-relationship), or you live in a state where a virtual VCPR is
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Treating Cherry Eye in Dogs

Dogs, cats, and many other mammals have a third eyelid inside their lower eyelids, also called the nictitating membrane. This third eyelid protects your dog’s eye, and it also holds tear ducts that are responsible for about 35% of your dog’s tear production.  When this third eyelid prolapses, this is commonly referred to as cherry eye because of the bright pink bulge it produces in the corner of your dog’s eye.  While cherry eye is not life-threatening, it can lead to further health complications if not treated right away. In this article, we’ll provide possible causes, what signs to look
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What Flea and Tick Prevention Does My Pet Need?

Topical or chewable? Flea collar or flea bath? Over-the-counter or prescription? With all the different types of flea and tick prevention out there, it can be confusing to know what kind will work best for you and your pet. Read on for an overview of the types of flea and tick prevention avaialble. If you have questions about what is best for your cat or dog, Hello Ralphie veterinarians offer advice and, in some cases, prescriptions for the safest and most effective flea and tick options for you and your budget. Topical vs. Oral Flea and Tick Prevention Flea and
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Your Guide to a Successful Road Trip with Your Dog

A road trip is the perfect opportunity to bond with your dog and let them experience new sights and sounds they may not get in their own neighborhood. Your dog will love exploring new paths, and you’ll love creating new memories with your best friend. Before you hit the road, you’ll want to be fully prepared. Here’s a helpful guide for having a successful trip with your dog Essential Supplies to Pack for Your Road Trip While you’re packing your own necessities, make sure to pack what your dog will need while you’re away. You’ll need supplies for their day-to-day