Animal Disaster Preparedness

May 8 was National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day and, in recognition, CVA is taking this time to remind all pet owners of the importance of having a disaster plan for your pets. For all natural and man-made disasters, pet owners are encouraged to create an emergency kit containing ten days’ worth of food, water, medications and other consumables for both themselves and their pets.… Read the rest

Do Birds Need to See a Veterinarian?

CVA was recently interviewed by the Long Island Herald on the topic of veterinary care for avian pets. The question was whether birds need routine checkups, and the answer was “yes” as this is the best way to avoid diseases. A vet will check for basic things, such as drastic weight changes, but will also ensure that your pet does not have parasites or abnormal bacteria.… Read the rest

Alert: Party Animal’s CocoLicious

Party Animal recently issued a voluntary recall of the brand’s Cocolicious canned dog foods, which were found to have the euthanasia drug pentobarbital during an independent test conducted by a customer in Texas. The testing was conducted on cans manufactured and distributed in 2015, with best by dates of July 2019 and August 2019.… Read the rest

Easter Isn’t Always Sweet for Pets

The Bunny Hop might be a fun dance, but it could mean something much different to your pets. Though Easter season is often a symbol of joy, and the start to Spring, it can also prove to be a sad one for pet owners who don’t follow pet safety precautions.… Read the rest

Keep Your Pets Smiling during Pet Dental Health Awareness Month

dog with electric toothbrushWith the exception of a pet owner going in for a slobbery kiss or cuddle they rarely take a peek into the mouths of their cat or dog. Many are unaware that the buildup of bacteria lurking within the crevices of pet’s teeth may contribute to serious health complications.… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Offers Tips on Keeping Your Pet Safe This Winter Season

cva-winter-tipsWith national and local computer models forecasting a major winter storm—including heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding—for Long Island this coming weekend, Central Veterinary Associates (CVA) is reminding pet owners that freezing temperatures and blustery weather can have an adverse effect on the well-being of their animal.… Read the rest

12 Pet Safety Tips to Ensure Your Pet’s Health and Happiness This Holiday Season

There’s something about the holidays that gives us a warm feeling of contentment and appreciation of loved ones, such as our pets. Lights, presents, decorations and food are all common themes to our celebrations, but they’re also what contribute to pets winding up in the hospital during the holiday months.… Read the rest

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Bond Between Seniors and Aging Pets

seniors-senior-petsThere’s an unmistakable connection between people and pets who have experienced the joys and hardships that come with old age. Though it’s likely that neither of them will be running marathons anytime soon, both have a refined appreciation of life and companionship.… Read the rest

New York Has Gone to the Dogs

The Big Apple was recently named the fourth most dog-friendly city in the United States by Find the Home. The study scored cities and counties across the nation on a Dog Friendly Index of one-to-100, taking into account the availability of groomers, veterinarians and pet sitting services, as well as parks and other locations for pet owners to play with their furry friends.… Read the rest

Pet Safety Tips for this Howl-O-Ween

dog sitting beside carved pumpkin

The chill in the air, the spooky decorations and bustle of trick-or-treaters that makes everyone tingle with excitement, might also leave your pet running scared. We at Central Veterinary Associates know that pets are family and therefore Halloween safety should be as much a priority for your pets as it is for your human loved ones.… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Offer Tips for Traveling with Pets

Studio shot of cat and pet carrier

With the summer travel season well underway, Central Veterinary Associates is cautioning pet owners to take special care to ensure their animal’s safety with a collection of tips to keep everyone happy and secure during long-distance treks.

“Many people have not traveled with their pets before, so, for the animals, it may become a traumatic experience,” said Dr.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Jump Your Bones Brand Treats

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Jump Your Bones, a Florida-based pet treats company, is voluntarily recalling select lots of its treats due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pets, humans can also be subject to Salmonella poisoning by handling the contaminated pet product.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Barkworthies Dog Chews

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Barkworthies of Richmond, Virginia is recalling select lots of its dog food due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pets, humans can also be subject to Salmonella poisoning by handling the contaminated pet product.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Cat & Ferret Food from Natura Pet Products

Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling select lots of its cat and ferret food products due to vitamin insufficiency and an excess of minerals.

Because of a formulation error of the food produced at the company’s Fremont, Nebraska facility, the following products have been affected:

EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 15.4 lbs., UPC: 5148 541400, Expiration Date: 02/19/2016, Lot Code: 4300A700D2
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 2.2 lbs., UPC: 5148 541402, Expiration Date: 02/20/2016, Lot Code: 4301A700A4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 2.2 lbs., UPC: 5148 541402, Expiration Date: 02/20/2016, Lot Code: 4301A700B4
EVO®Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 2.2 lbs., UPC: 5148 541402, Expiration Date: 02/20/2016, Lot Code: 4301A700C4
EVO®Grain Free Ferret Food, Size: 6.6 lbs., UPC: 5148 542101, Expiration Date: 02/19/2016, Lot Code: 4300A700D3

These lots were distributed through independent retailers in California, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Canada, as well as online.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Raw Pet Food from Bravo

Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Bravo!®, LLC. of Manchester, Connecticut is recalling select lots of its dog and cat foods due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pet, humans can also be subject to Salmonella by handling the contaminated pet product.… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Urges Pet Owners to Keep Pets Safe in Hot Weather

During the next few days of rising temperatures and sweltering heat, pet owners should take special care in ensuring their pet’s safety. Central Veterinary Associates offers these tips to keep pets safe and happy through the hottest summer days.

● Prevent heat stroke and passing out — Older, overweight and sick pets should not be allowed to spend a lot of time outside in the hot weather.… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Urges the Public to Be Conscientious of Their Pets’ Dental Health

Dog and Cat Dental Issues Can Signal Underlying Health Concerns

Millions of pet owners may notice their pet’s dirty teeth or bad breath while playing and petting them, and typically do not take these issues too seriously. However, what many dog and cat owners may not realize is that poor oral care can affect a pet’s overall health.… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Offers Tips on Keeping Your Pet Safe This Winter Season

Within the next few days, the winter season will officially begin. Wintertime is the time of year when animals can become vulnerable to the weather. Central Veterinary Associates is offering pet owners tips on how to keep your pets safe and healthy this winter:

● Keep your cat inside.… Read the rest

January 2 Is National Pet Travel Safety Day

Central Veterinary Associates is reminding pet owners that January 2, 2014 is National Pet Travel Safety Day, and urges those who travel with their pets to take the necessary precautions for a more enjoyable trip.

Approximately 51% of U.S. pet owners take their pets with them when they travel, according to a study by Best Western International and the American Automobile Association (AAA).… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Urges You to Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

The holiday season is an exciting time of year for everyone – even your pets. Amid all of the enthusiasm and holiday cheer, Central Veterinary Associates wants to help you take the proper precautions by providing these insightful tips in order to keep your pets safe:

● Watch your pet around the Christmas tree —Make sure the tree is properly secured in its stand so it will not fall on your pet.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Dry Pet Food Products from Iams & Eukanuba

Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Procter & Gamble has issued a recall of its Iams and Eukanuba dry pet food after it was discovered that some of its product may have contained Salmonella.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that the affected batch was made at one of P&G’s facilities over a 10-day period.… Read the rest

Keep Your Pets Free from Danger on Independence Day!

With Independence Day coming up next month, people are anticipating a day of barbecues, fireworks and spending time with their families and their pets. Your pet may want to join in on the celebration, but some of the festivities may actually pose as a danger to them.… Read the rest