Preparing for Natural Disasters

Following the devastation that took place in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, many livestock animals and family pets were left behind to suffer in the floodwaters.As hurricane season continues to rage on through November CVA is once again reminding everyone of the steps necessary to ensure the safety of all animals.… Read the rest

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

Preparedness Suggestions in Light of Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew starts heading up the Eastern seaboard, Central Veterinary Associates (CVA) is reminding pet owners to take their pets into consideration during the emergency preparedness plans. For these, and all natural and man-made disasters, Americans 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

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Our Dog Fido Wants to Play

 

Dog with rain boots and hat

So far, it seems the old adage of April Showers has held true to course. Daily rainfall can lead to flooding in coastal areas such as Long Island and we’ve seen our fair share of recent disasters. As such, we want to remind our pet owners of all of the potential dangers of severe weather.… Read the rest

Preparedness Suggestions in Light of Hurricane Joaquin

As Hurricane Joaquin starts heading up the Eastern seaboard, Central Veterinary Associates (CVA) is cautioning pet owners to remember their pets in their emergency preparedness plans. For these, and all natural and man-made disasters, Americans 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

September is National Preparedness Month

Central Veterinary Associates is reminding pet owners that September is National Preparedness Month and that it is just as important to protect their pets during a natural catastrophic event as they would their loved ones. One of the most vulnerable populations is pets, who are often forgotten in the chaos of natural disasters.… Read the rest

Keeping Pets Safe during Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make its way into Long Island and the metropolitan New York area, Central Veterinary Associates is reminding its pet owners that its hospital in Valley Stream will be open 24 hours a day during the storm and urges pet owners to keep their animals safe in the event this natural disaster occurs.… Read the rest

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