If we want to be technical, dogs meet the basic definition of color blindness (they have trouble differentiating certain colors).  Dog ancestors probably didn’t need to see red colors, and dealt with the blues, greens and shaded browns and grays of hunting prey through vegetation.  We, at Diamond Hill Animal Clinic, are located at 35 Pine Swamp Road, Route 114, in Cumberland, Rhode Island and are open six days a week.  Contact us at 401-658-0751 to make an appointment.  We are your cat and dog specialists.  We have our own in-house lab so most test results will be seen the same day.  At our pharmacy and store, we make available an extensive selection of supplies, cat and dog food, special diets, medicines, and nutritional supplements.



For young dogs, chewing is a way to relieve pain that might be caused by incoming teeth. For older dogs, it’s nature’s way of keeping jaws strong and teeth clean. Your veterinarian will need to do a complete medical and behavior history so that patterns can be established for your cat or dog and to rule out physical conditions that might be linked to the behavior.

Call Diamond Hill Animal Clinic at 401-658- 0751 to test your pet for parasites. We are located at 35 Pine Swamp Road, Route 114, in Cumberland, Rhode Island and we’re open six days a week. Our small animal hospital offers complete health services for your cat and dog, including surgery and dentistry. With four licensed nurse/technicians, we can offer 24-hour nursing care for your beloved pet. Please feel free to call us anytime, and don’t hesitate to ask questions.



Cheyletiella infestations on people are self-limiting since the mites won’t reproduce on humans. Symptoms on people should resolve once mites are cleared from the household pets.  For more information on your pet’s behaviors, call Diamond Hill Animal Clinic at 401-658-0751.  All our pet companions are important and precious.  Let us help you care for them.

We are located at 35 Pine Swamp Road, Route 114, in Cumberland, Rhode Island ready to provide gentle, full-service medical treatment for the animal members of your family. We’re open six days a week. Ask about our boarding facility.  We offer indoor boarding with an outdoor exercise area.



We encourage you to be mindful of your pet’s behavior. Often pets are left at home when owners go to work or spend a lot time outside of the home due to other demands, such as school or family commitments. Many times, these pets suffer from insufficient physical and mental stimulation. In the absence of adequate outlets, pets may engage in activities of their own making. We are located at 35 Pine Swamp Rd., Rte 114, Cumberland, Rhode Island. Call 401-658-0751 if you have questions about your dog’s health. Our small animal hospital offers complete health services for your cat and dog, including surgery and dentistry.



A cat’s claws are vital to its physiology, providing protection, balance, and mobility. Cats who find themselves outdoors without claws are virtually defenseless. At Diamond Hill Animal Clinic, we offer a variety of services for your best friend. We are true animal lovers, and we want nothing but the best for your pets. Please bring your pet to us, located at 35 Pine Swamp Rd., Rte 114, in Cumberland, Rhode Island so that we may assess the situation and provide prompt care. Call 401-658-0751 today.



Every species has a particular method of greeting. Most famously for dogs, they like to sniff each other’s rear ends. Considering the fact that a dog has a sniffer that can be between 10,000 and 100,000 times more powerful than a human nose, it may seem like the unappealing aroma of the posterior area would be even worse. However, dogs have a secondary smelling system, called the Jacobson’s organ, that can actually “smell past” the unpleasant odor  and detect chemical traces of everything that is going on with their pal. Dogs can smell gender, diet, and the emotional state of the other dog as well as many other things. The idea puts the simple human greeting, “how are you,” to shame.

P.S. Dogs have three hundred million olfactory sensors in their nose compared to humans’ six million.



Probiotics have become very popular in the human health world. Similarly, they can be used to help dogs and cats that are suffering the effects of not having enough healthy bacteria in their guts. Although cats and dogs are different species, their digestive systems are quite similar. There are billions of bacteria in the gut, which is actually part of the immune system,  that help keep digestive functions operating smoothly. Studies are still underway, but initial research points to the fact that probiotics might be helpful in raising immune function as well as balancing bacteria. However, be sure to talk to your veterinarian about probiotics before administering them (or any other medicine) to your pets.



Though breed differences aren’t quite as commonly associated with cats as they are with dogs, there are actually quite a few different breeds. One of the most popular breeds of cats is the Maine Coon cat.

As the name implies, Maine Coons are thought to have originated from the state of Maine, possibly brought over from ancient Vikings. Legend says they are a cross between a cat and a raccoon, but this is genetically impossible.

Maine Coons are known as big, hearty, somewhat goofy cats, and they are also known for their loyalty to humans, a rather un-catlike characteristic.

They have longish fur, and they grow to between nine and 18 pounds. Their most common, breed-specific problem is hip dysplasia. Despite their long hair, Maine Coon cats do not need much in the way of grooming other than a good, weekly brushing.

At Diamond Hill Animal Clinic, we offer a wide variety of services for your best friend. We are true animal lovers, and we want nothing but the best for your pets. Please bring your pet to us; we are located at 35 Pine Swamp Road, Route 114, in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Bringing your pet to us allows us to assess the situation and provide prompt care. If you have any questions, call us today.


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