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

Cool Off at the Beach during These Dog Days of Summer

 

Family WalkMany Long Island beaches allow pets in the off-season, between Labor Day and Memorial Day. But if you and your dog both want some respite from the heat, there are a few local beaches that are dog-friendly year-round! Here are our top picks:

  • Shadmoor State Park, Montauk: This outlier is a great destination if your canine loves car rides.
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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

Alert: Recall of Jump Your Bones Brand Treats

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Jump Your Bones, a Florida-based pet treats company, is voluntarily recalling select lots of its treats due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pets, humans can also be subject to Salmonella poisoning by handling the contaminated pet product.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Barkworthies Dog Chews

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Barkworthies of Richmond, Virginia is recalling select lots of its dog food due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pets, humans can also be subject to Salmonella poisoning by handling the contaminated pet product.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Cat & Ferret Food from Natura Pet Products

Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling select lots of its cat and ferret food products due to vitamin insufficiency and an excess of minerals.

Because of a formulation error of the food produced at the company’s Fremont, Nebraska facility, the following products have been affected:

EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 15.4 lbs., UPC: 5148 541400, Expiration Date: 02/19/2016, Lot Code: 4300A700D2
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 2.2 lbs., UPC: 5148 541402, Expiration Date: 02/20/2016, Lot Code: 4301A700A4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 2.2 lbs., UPC: 5148 541402, Expiration Date: 02/20/2016, Lot Code: 4301A700B4
EVO®Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food, Size: 2.2 lbs., UPC: 5148 541402, Expiration Date: 02/20/2016, Lot Code: 4301A700C4
EVO®Grain Free Ferret Food, Size: 6.6 lbs., UPC: 5148 542101, Expiration Date: 02/19/2016, Lot Code: 4300A700D3

These lots were distributed through independent retailers in California, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Canada, as well as online.… Read the rest

Alert: Recall of Raw Pet Food from Bravo

Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Bravo!®, LLC. of Manchester, Connecticut is recalling select lots of its dog and cat foods due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pet, humans can also be subject to Salmonella by handling the contaminated pet product.… 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

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

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

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

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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