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“National Pet Poison Prevention Week” Begins March 20

Central Veterinary Associates (CVA) is reminding pet owners about “National Pet Poison Prevention Week,” which is the week of March 20 and is urging them to recognize the common poisonous items and household products that can cause serious illnesses or death in pets.… 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

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

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

Tips to Keep Pets Safe in Hot Weather

With heat and humidity expected to climb over the next few days, 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 Offers Advice on Keeping Your Pet Safe This Easter Season

The Easter season can be a very joyous one for your pet, but it is just as important to make sure it is a safe one. Central Veterinary Associates offers these tips to keep your pets free from danger while enjoying the holiday’s festivities:

  • Keep pets away from the Easter grass — Cats are attracted to string-like objects, especially those that make interesting sounds.
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Spread the Love — Not the Chocolate and Candy — to Your Pets!

Central Veterinary Associates Provides Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for Your Pets.

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and you know what that means — giant, red, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate! Sweets are fine for your sweetie, but not for your pet.… Read the rest

Recollections From Dr. John Charos – Veterinarian at the World Trade Center

RECOLLECTIONS FROM DR. JOHN CHAROS…

Veterinarian at the World Trade Center

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was my day off. I woke to the alarm clock tuned to a local radio talk show. During the typical morning banter, a caller was put on the air who reported the events at the World Trade Center.… 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

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe This Winter

As the winter season approaches, the temperature begins to drop. It is this time of year that 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

Keep Your Pet Safe This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a very joyous one for your pet, but it is just as important to make sure it is a safe one. Central Veterinary Associates offers these tips to keep your pets free from danger while enjoying the holiday’s festivities:

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

Vaccinate Your Pets against Canine Influenza Virus before They Are Boarded

In response to a canine influenza outbreak at a local pet boarding facility, Central Veterinary Associates is urging all pet owners to have their pets vaccinated against the canine flu, if they have not already done so, prior to having their pets boarded.… Read the rest

Safety Tips for Pets during Thanksgiving Season

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, pet owners should take precautions and special care of their pets during this special occasion. Central Veterinary Associates offers these tips to keep pets healthy and safe this Thanksgiving:

Never Give Pets Undercooked Food — Undercooked turkey or any pastry batter can be very dangerous to pets.… 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

Keeping Your Pets Safe during Halloween Season

Halloween is almost here, and children await the fun of trick-or-treating. But there are many dangers of Halloween that can be a threat to your pet’s health. Central Veterinary Associates urges pet owners to keep their pets safe this Halloween by following these tips:

• Keep all candy, especially chocolate, away from your pet.… 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

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

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

We Offer Emergency Care during Holidays

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. is reminding the public that it is offering emergency care services during the holiday season, including Christmas Day and New Year’s. Central Veterinary Associates’ hospital, located at 73 West Merrick Road in Valley Stream, is open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.… Read the rest

We Offer Around-The-Clock Pet Boarding Service

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. offers pet boarding services at its Valley Stream facility 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These services are available even on Christmas Day and New Year’s.

For those who are concerned about being without their pet for an extended period of time, they will be pleased to know that there is a licensed veterinarian on the premises 24 hours a day who will supervise the animals and make the rounds at the boarding facility.… 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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Like I Always Say…if your dog is outside, they should always be supervised (and preferably on a leash)

Like I always say…if your dog is outside, they should always be supervised.  They are even better off on a leash.  A piece of news that has come out today proves even more so.  Please Click Here to read about the owner who saved his dog from the mouth of an alligator.Read the rest