Make an Emergency Preparation Kit for Your Pet as Hurricane Irene Approaches

With Hurricane Irene expected to hit Long Island by Sunday, Central Veterinary Associates is urging pet owners to prepare for the worst and know what to do if their pet becomes lost during the hurricane.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the hurricane is expected to make landfall on Sunday, and is projected to land at New Jersey, Long Island or Connecticut.… Read the rest

Can Animals Detect Earthquakes?

It has been said that animals usually exhibit strange behavior before an earthquake strikes. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earliest references date back to Greek times, around 373 B.C. Rats, weasels, snakes and centipedes reportedly left their homes and headed for safety several days before a destructive earthquake.… Read the rest

Protecting Your Dog in the Face of Pending Heartworm Medication Shortage

In the light of recent reports that a medication used for the treatment of heartworm in dogs is in short supply after the manufacturer stopped production this month, Central Veterinary Associates is urging its clients and the public to take preventative measures for their pets.… Read the rest