The Importance of Your Pet’s Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

In recognition of Pet Dental Health Month, CVA reminds pet owners that protecting their fanged friends’ health should be a daily happening.

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Let’s be honest, most pet owners aren’t too keen on looking in their furry friend’s mouth.… Read the rest

Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Six holiday tips to keep your furry friends safe and healthy…

… and avoid an unwanted trip to the vet.

1) Keep the feast on the table, NOT under it – Eating turkey (or ham), even a small amount, can cause a life-threatening condition, known as pancreatitis, in pets.… Read the rest

Keep Your Pets Healthy This Winter Season

With winter approaching, it is extremely important to get your senior pets in tip-top shape to get them through the long, cold months. Given that November is National Pet Cancer Month and National Pet Diabetes Month, now is the perfect time to learn more about the symptoms and treatment of these pet diseases, and to have your pets checked for any signs of diabetes or cancer.… Read the rest

Howl-O-Ween Safety Tips

Costumes, treats, parties and more make Halloween a beloved family tradition across Long Island. But, did you know that it’s one of the most dangerous days of the year to be a family pet? According to the Pet Poison Hotline, it receives a 12% increase in the number of critical care and toxicology calls during the week of Halloween, making it the organization’s busiest time of the year.… 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

February is “National Pet Dental Health Month”

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 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 Warns Pet Owners of Heartworm Epidemic in the Spring

Warmer Winter Season and Above-Average Temperatures Bring Out Insects Earlier

With heartworm being diagnosed in all 50 states and The Companion Animal Parasite Council’s spring 2012 forecast calls for elevated levels of heartworm disease this year, with “high” levels in the Northeastern United States — including New York State — Central Veterinary Associates is warning pet owners that, with mosquitoes coming out earlier as the result of a warm winter, there will be a greater prevalence of heartworm during the spring season.… Read the rest

Flea and Tick Season Is Starting Early This Year

Warmer Winter Season and Above-Average Temperatures Bring Out Insects Earlier

With a winter season that produced above-average temperatures and a negligible amount of snowfall, Central Veterinary Associates is urging pet owners to protect their pets from fleas and ticks as these insects are coming out earlier this year because of the warmer weather.… Read the rest

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and so it is important that all animal owners should have their pet’s teeth and gums cleaned on a regular basis.

National Pet Dental Health Month teaches pet owners that proper dental hygiene is equally as important for their pets as it is for humans.… Read the rest

Control Your Pet’s Arthritis with Adequan

With the winter season underway, your pet will feel the effects of the cold weather. But for older pets, mobility may become an issue as the result of arthritis or joint pain. Thankfully, there are medications and treatments that can help your pet remain pain-free during the winter months, including Adequan.… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Provides Flu Vaccines for Dogs

With the flu season currently underway, Central Veterinary Associates is offering vaccines for canines which may be susceptible to influenza.

According to the American Medical Veterinary Association, canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a virus — the same virus found in horses with equine influenza.… Read the rest

NYC Cat Owners Urged to Vaccinate Pets against Rabies After Feral Cat from NJ Tests Positive for Disease

Feral Cat Found in New Jersey Tests Positive for Rabies in Manhattan Veterinary Hospital

Central Veterinary Associates is urging cat owners to have their pets vaccinated for rabies, not only to ensure their pet’s health, but because it is mandated by New York City and New York State law.… 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

The Best Preventative for Your Pet: A Physical Exam by your Veterinarian

A physical exam by a veterinarian is the best preventative your pet can get. During a physical exam, your veterinarian can screen for signs of many common diseases and/or problem. Where humans may have a doctor for each body system, your veterinarian has to do a full comprehensive exam as they care for your pet’s entire body.

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