What Bird Should You Get?

January is National Adopt a Rescued Bird month and we think it’s the perfect time to put some attention on our avian friends. Determined by archaeologists to have once walked the earth with dinosaurs, birds started out as bipedal animals that evolved to develop flight by flapping their wings to produce thrust.… Read the rest

Top Five Low Maintenance Pets

1. Fish: Most types of fish (freshwater) are inexpensive to buy, and fish tank maintenance is minimal after the initial investment of a tank and aquarium supplies. The best fish for toddlers are inexpensive, durable fish, such as goldfish. Maintenance will be simply feeding once or twice a day, and cleaning the fishbowl or aquarium once a week.… 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: Recall of Bird Food from Lafeber Co.

Central Veterinary Associates is alerting pet owners that Lafeber Co., based in Cornell, Illinois, has recently recalled several lots of bird food due to high moisture levels which could lead to bacterial or fungal growth. According to the company, the grains used in the product that were brought to the company were improperly stored, causing the high levels of moisture.… Read the rest

Recall of Canine Heartworm Preventative & Baby Formula for Birds

Central Veterinary Associates is alerting pet owners that Virbac Animal Health of Fort Worth, Texas is recalling its Iverhart Max Chewable Tablets and Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand based in Chilton, Wisconsin, is recalling its Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw.… Read the rest

West Nile Virus Season Currently Underway

Protect Your Pet Birds from This Disease

With the peak mosquito season underway, Central Veterinary Associates is asking bird owners to protect their pets against West Nile Virus (WNV) as best as possible.

The New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced that it is peak mosquito season, which runs until October 31.… Read the rest