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RECALL: Fromm Gold canned dog food (3/18/2016) - Fromm Family Foods has announced a voluntary recall of three varieties of canned dog food.
RECALL: Purina wet dog food tubs (3/11/2016) - Purina has issued a voluntary recall of certain Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals brand wet dog food.
Dr. Oakes’ Tips for Walking Your Cat (3/10/2016) - Bigger Road's Dr. Tracy Oakes shares some tips for giving your cat fresh air and exercise!
Ash, Bigger Road's Fear-Free success story! Fear Free – Meet Ash! (2/13/2016) - Meet Ash! This handsome boy is a new patient of Bigger Road. See how Fear Free℠ care has made Ash happier and healthier.
Fear Free – Bigger Road featured in Huffington Post! (1/13/2016) - We made the Huffington Post's article on Fear Free! We are so proud and excited to be a part of the national initiative to make trips to the veterinary clinic less stressful.
RECALLS: Nutro dog treats and Stella & Chewy’s dog and cat food (12/14/2015) - Select lots of Stella & Chewy's frozen raw dog food, and one lot of Nutro Chewy dog treats, have been recalled.
Fear Free: Let low-stress win! (12/1/2015) - Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for featuring our Dr. Nichole Olp in an interview about Fear Free℠!
RECALL: Blue Buffalo Kitty Yums! Cat Treats (11/9/2015) - Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.
RECALL: Dingo Chip Twists dog chews (10/1/2015) - The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of select lots of Dingo Chip Twists dog chews. The reason for the recall is possible contamination with amantadine, a human anti-viral drug that is not approved for use in pet products.
Xylitol & Human Nut Butter Products Toxic to Dogs (9/14/2015) - You may have seen coverage in the media recently about human nut butter products posing a health threat to dogs. At issue is xylitol, a sugar alcohol used in human foods as a zero-calorie sweetener.
Guess the Breed: Guinness! (Dog DNA Test) (9/9/2015) - Today is Guinness's 6th birthday! Guinness lives (and often works) with our Business Manager, Jesse, and he wears many hats.
Guess the Breed: Family Tree Revealed! (Dog DNA Test) (9/8/2015) - As we told you a few weeks ago, our Dr. Nichole Olp has a beautiful pup named Isis. Dr. Olp recently ordered a DNA test for Isis to find out what mix of breeds make her friend who she is. The results are in, and Isis's family tree is surprising, to say the least!
A veterinary technician explains how her team decides which Fear-Free tool to use (8/25/2015) - Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for featuring Fear Free techniques at Bigger Road, and our registered technician, Emily!
Guess Isis’s Breed! (Dog DNA Test) (8/19/2015) - Isis is a sweet, 5-year-old rescue who lives with Bigger Road's Dr. Nichole Olp. Dr. Olp has always wondered about the mix of breeds that make Isis who she is, so she decided to find out!
Case study: An in-depth look at how one practice does Fear-Free (8/1/2015) - At Bigger Road Veterinary Center in Springboro, Ohio, veterinarians and team members live and breathe Fear-Free.
Fear Free – Meet Oreo! (7/28/2015) - Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for telling Oreo's Fear-Free story!
RECALL: Nature’s Variety Instinct frozen raw dog food (7/25/2015) - Nature's Variety is voluntarily recalling select formulas and lots of its Instinct Raw chicken-based frozen food for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination.
RECALL: Bravo Chicken dog and cat food (7/24/2015) - Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester Ct. is voluntarily recalling specific lots of several dog and cat food formulas, due to potential Salmonella contamination.
RECALL: “I and Love and You” brand Dog Treats (7/15/2015) - I and Love and You of Boulder, CO has announced a voluntary recall of two lots of Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog treats. The recalled lots have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
Fear Free – Meet Dobby! (7/8/2015) - Thanks to our friends at DVM360 for telling Dobby's story!
RECALL: Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe dog food (7/7/2015) - Vital Essentials has announced a voluntary recall of its Beef Tripe formula frozen raw dog food because of potential Listeria contamination. The product was distributed in multiple states including Ohio.
RECALL: Stella & Chewy’s Freeze-Dried and Frozen Cat and Dog Food (7/5/2015) - Following the announcement two days ago of a Stop Sale on one variety of Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried dog food, the company has announced a voluntary recall of many varieties of freeze-dried and frozen dog and cat food.
Stop sale on Stella & Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties (7/3/2015) - The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop sale on Stella & Chewy's brand freeze-dried chicken patties for dogs, due to the presence of Listeria bacteria in FDA testing.
Win a grill for summer cookouts! (6/26/2015) - Do you use Trifexis or Interceptor for your pets? The folks at Elanco, makers of Trifexis and Interceptor, have given us two 3-burner gas/charcoal grills to give away to clients!
Recall outside Ohio: Boulder Dog Food Co. Chicken Sprinkles (6/22/2015) - Boulder Dog Food Company has announced a recall of one lot code of Chicken Sprinkles food topper due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recall only affects a small amount of product sold in 3 other states.
RECALL: Rachel Ray Nutrish wet cat food (6/7/2015) - Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has recalled 5 varieties of Rachel Ray Nutrish brand wet cat food, and multi-packs that contain these flavors, because of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Watch: Spooky the Cat’s Fear-Free Veterinary Visit (6/5/2015) - Our friends at DVM360 visited the Springboro Veterinary Center this week, and documented the visit of Spooky, one of our feline patients! See what we're doing to make your pet's visit as stress-free as possible in this video!
RECALL: Himalayan Ruff Roots Chews (5/28/2015) - Himalayan Corp., by way of PetSmart, has announced a recall of their Himalayan Ruff Roots natural chew toys because of possible metal contamination.
RECALL outside Ohio: OC Raw Frozen Dog Food (5/17/2015) - OC Raw Dog has announced a voluntary recall of its Turkey & Produce Frozen Raw diet, due to potential salmonella contamination.
Pictures from the 2015 Family and Pet Fair! (5/5/2015) - Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities at our 5th annual Family and Pet Fair! Check out these photos from the event!
Underwater Treadmill featured in Dayton Daily News! (4/29/2015) - Check out this article in the Dayton Daily News, featuring Bigger Road's Carmen Kolz and Canine Underwater Treadmill!
RECALL: Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit (4/27/2015) - TFH Publications, Inc., the maker of Nylabone, has announced a recall of one lot of the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit product.
Canine Influenza: What you need to know (4/24/2015) - With ongoing media coverage of canine influenza, many clients here in Dayton are concerned about the health of their pets.
5th Annual Family and Pet Fair (4/22/2015) - Save the Date! May 2, 2015 is the 5th annual Family and Pet Fair in Springboro!
RECALL: Jump Your Bones cat and dog treats (1/2/2015) - Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones Roo Bites (Cubes) cat and dog treats because of potential salmonella contamination.
RECALL: Barkworthies Chicken Vittles Dog Chews (12/26/2014) - Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
#askbiggervet – October 15, 2014 (10/15/2014) - This edition of #askbiggervet is all about senior pets! Get answers to your questions about abnormal breathing, spaying older female dogs, and dental care for seniors!
RECALL: PetSmart Simply Nourish dog treats (10/9/2014) - PetSmart and Loving Pets Corporation have announced a recall of 1 variety of Simply Nourish Brand dog treats due to potential mold growth.
#askbiggervet – September 24, 2014 (9/21/2014) - In this edition of #askbiggervet, we tackle itching, picky eaters and the importance of year-round heartworm prevention!
#askbiggervet – September 11, 2014 (9/11/2014) - In the first edition of #askbiggervet, we're taking on how to dose flea, tick & heartworm prevention, how much to feed your cat, how far is too far to run with your pup, and more!
RECALL EXPANDED to Ohio: Pedigree Dry Dog Food (9/2/2014) - As we reported last week, Mars Petcare recalled specific bags of Pedigree Adult dry dog food, sold at Dollar General stores in other states. Mars has now expanded the recall to include 55lb. bags of food sold at Sam's Club stores in Ohio.
RECALL: Pedigree dry dog food – Ohio pet owners not affected (8/28/2014) - Mars Petcare has announced a recall of Pedigree dry dog food, affecting 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food. The food was sold in Dollar General stores in 4 states, and Ohio pet owners are not impacted by the recall.
Protecting Pets from Birds of Prey (8/18/2014) - After receiving a report of a red-tailed hawk preying on a patient in the Kettering area, we wanted to share the following tips for keeping your pets safe from birds of prey.
Trifexis is still safe for your pet (8/1/2014) - You may have seen a recent news broadcast warning dog owners about the heartworm and flea product, Trifexis. We wouldn't normally comment on a story like this, but we wanted to make sure that all our clients know that our doctors are aware of the segment and we have investigated all the claims made.
Bigger Road patients benefit from underwater treadmill (7/28/2014) - Underwater treadmill is gaining popularity for rehabilitation purposes, as well as for general fitness. We wanted to share videos of two of our patients, Maggie and Kylie, who have benefited from this therapy!
Keller’s Breed Revealed! (Dog DNA test) (7/15/2014) - Yesterday, we told you about Keller. Keller’s mom, Sandy, who is one of our registered technicians, used the Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis DNA test to find out Keller’s breed mix, and you posted your guesses on our Facebook page. Let’s see if you guessed right! Drumroll, please… Keller is half Bluetick Coonhound (purebred back […]
Guess Keller’s Breed! (Dog DNA test) (7/14/2014) - Meet Keller! Sandy, one of our registered technicians, recently ran the Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis DNA test on her dog, Keller. Can you guess what breeds are behind this handsome face? Hint – the results came back with three notable breeds, and we think one might surprise you! Make sure to share your guesses […]
Feeding guidelines for pet weight management (6/20/2014) - We know there are many important considerations for successful weight management, and we are here to help! The nutrition tools we provide to clients give a feeding plan tailored to each pet's specific needs, to help ensure successful weight loss and maintenance.
In Memory ~ Zoey Dickson (6/12/2014) - She was the sweetest friend I have ever had.
Hill’s recalls 62 bags of dog food – Ohio pet owners not affected (6/4/2014) - On June 2nd, 2014, Hill's announced a recall of 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed dog food, in 15.5 lb. bags. The food was recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. Hill's reports that the product was distributed only to California, Nevada, and Hawaii,