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Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

HURRICANE/STORM INFO Now that Hurricane Florence has hit the North Carolina coast, I wanted to be sure your preparation plans include your pets. ~ Dr. Bob When packing and preparing an emergency kit, here are some items your pets may need: Water, water, and more water. At least 7days worth for each person and pet…

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What Do All Of Those Vaccine Acronyms Mean???

Dr. Bob recently wrote an article about the Dog Flu vaccine, following a large outbreak in New York of this potentially deadly virus, and then he followed that with an article about Leptospirosis, another potentially deadly disease in both pets and people. As a result, Dr. Bob and our team have received a lot of great…

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Obesity and Your Pet

During one of our recent vaccine clinics, a dog owner with a rather “portly” pooch asked a CVPC team member if they thought her dog was “fat”. In the most diplomatic way possible, the team member confessed what was obvious to everyone (well, to everyone except the pet owner herself, who wanted to argue that…

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Tell me about… Canine Influenza Virus

If you tune into news about pets, you may have heard about the recent outbreak of the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in New York City. As of late May, there had been more than 35 confirmed cases in Brooklyn. For some of you, this may be the first time you’ve heard of Canine/Dog Flu. For many others, you’ve heard this story before…

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Puppies and Kittens – CVPC Vaccine Schedule

Our team is often asked, “When is the time to start puppy shots and kitten shots?” The CVPC policy follows the recommendation by our vaccine manufacturer as well as AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association).   Let’s start with our canine companions.   – We can begin to vaccinate puppies as young as 6 weeks old with…

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Cortisone for Skin Allergies

At CVPC we use Kenalog (Triamcinolone) for dogs and Depo-Medrol for cats to help combat skin allergies. In general, cats are more tolerant of cortisone than dogs are, so that is why we typically use the longer-acting Depo-Medrol for cats. I get occasional questions about the use of cortisone/corticosteroids in pets. I think it’s unfortunate…

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Bathing Your Pets: Truth vs. Fiction

There is so much misinformation about bathing pets… Want the truth? Here it is: What matters most is what type of shampoo you’re using. What matters most is what type of shampoo you’re using. With the majority of pet shampoos, you can bathe your pets as often as you wish. Let me say that again!…

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CVPC Offers Skin Care Products

We now carry SKIN CARE PRODUCTS that we personally use and love (for our pets… not on ourselves)… at prices that YOU will love. KETO-C Shampoo 16oz – $23 – I recommend this Ketoconazole + Chlorhexidine shampoo for dogs that suffer from skin allergies resulting in YEAST and/or BACTERIAL INFECTIONS on the skin. When the…

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Great for Itchy Pets!

Every veterinary dermatologist (skin specialist) enthusiastically agrees that every itchy pet should be on Omega-3 Fatty Acids (FA)! And for dogs and cats, that means marine/fish oils. Omega-3 FA have a number of health benefits throughout the body (joints, kidneys, skin, eyes, nervous system), but for our purposes, we will just talk about the skin…

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Dogs and Those Pesky Ear Infections

It is very common for a dog to suffer from an ear infection. It can be a painful and irritating situation! You will observe them scratching their ears and shaking their head and you may even notice an abnormal smell. Most of the time, these infections are caused by bacteria and yeast. Luckily, Carolina Value…

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