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Since 1988, Refugee Canyon has been providing quality veterinary health care, grooming, boarding, and dog training to the community. With 3 full-time veterinarians and a supportive staff, Refugee Canyon continues to stay on the cutting edge of veterinary care and continues to learn, educate, and grow.

Refugee Canyon strives to maintain long-term relationships with patients and clients. You want to be sure your companions are taken care of by someone you know and trust. Refugee Canyon provides state-of-the-art, individual care combined with loving concern and attention to make your pet’s visit as stress free and fun as possible.

Unconventional Diets
(Excerpts from Clinician’s Brief, February 2014, pp 15-17) Marjorie L. Chandler, DVM, MS, MANZCVSc, DACVN, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS University of Edinburgh

The expert says
Clients may choose to feed unconventional diets (eg, home-prepared, raw, vegetarian) for multiple reasons, including having negative feelings about commercial pet foods and positive ideas about alternative diets. Negative beliefs include concerns or misconceptions about ingredients (eg, fillers, by-products, roadkill, carbohydrates) and toxicities. Other clients may prefer to feed so-called “natural” (eg, what a wild canid or felid would eat, not containing synthetic ingredients) or raw foods, to prepare food for their pet, or to avoid triggering a real or suspected food intolerance or allergy.
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New Products:

Sentinel Spectrum
Sentinel Spectrum BoxesSentinel Spectrum Tasty Chews for dogs is a once a month meaty chew for the prevention of heartworm disease and control of roundworms, whipworms, hookworms and tapeworms, while also providing long term protection and control of flea infestations, if given year-round with a full meal. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. Side effects are rare at the recommended dosage, and there is a wide margin of safety for all sizes and breeds of dogs, including collies. Sentinel Spectrum is approved for use in puppies as young as 6 weeks, pregnant females, breeding bitches and stud dogs. Adverse reactions reported include vomiting, diarrhea, depression/lethargy and pruritis. If unusual signs develop following treatment with Sentinel Spectrum, consult a veterinarian.

Perio Support
Perio Support packages VetriScience® Laboratories’ Perio Support is designed for use in between scheduled cleanings to help maintain clean teeth and fresh breath. It is formulated to help control plaque formation and to support gum health. Perio Support includes natural zeolites, unique minerals that help prevent plaque formation, and beneficial, direct-fed microbials lactobacillus acidophilus and enterococcus faecium, which help restore microbial balance in the mouth and displace unhealthy plaque-causing bacteria. As a powder that is easily sprinkled over normal meals, or treats for dogs and cats, Perio Support is convenient and easy to use.

NexGard
Nexgard boxes
From the makers of FRONTLINE Plus, the #1 choice of veterinarians, now comes the first flea and tick killer in a beef-flavored chew. Introducing NexGard for dogs. It kills adult fleas before they lay eggs, and it kills the American dog tick, all in a delicious, soft chew that dogs love! NexGard contains an ingredient, afoxolaner, that helps treat and control fleas and ticks and keeps killing for a full 30 days. So it helps provide protection you can feel good about. The most frequently reported adverse reations include vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.