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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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 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

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

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