Learning the Signs of Animal Cruelty

A few months ago, a pet groomer in San Mateo, California made headlines when he arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after a dog died in his care. The dog was bleeding from the mouth and had difficulty breathing, and an x-ray of the dog revealed two broken ribs and a punctured lung.… 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

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 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

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

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

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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