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Client Testimonial: Our First Customer

Six years ago a tornado hit our house in the middle of the night, with my husband and myself sleeping on the second floor. Though it destroyed our house we were unhurt. We had to move into an apartment for the next 6 months, with our 4 house cats, until our house could be rebuilt….

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10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips. 1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets. All forms of chocolate—especially baking or dark chocolate—can be…

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The Stressed Pet

With the holidays knocking on the door very soon, we can all look forward to the activity and entertainment and gathering of family and friends that come with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. For most, this will be a time of celebration and connection. For others, the holidays can be a stressful period as so…

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New Location in Mint Hill/Indian Trail Area to Start Sunday, November 4!

Good day, Pet Lovers, Thank you! We had an overwhelming response to our search for a new location in the Mint Hill area after we were told we could not return to Monroe Hardware. Thanks to Robert Beaver, we have found a new location, and we are thrilled with the facility that he has kindly…

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CVPC is Seeking a New Location in Mint Hill

Dear CVPC Friends and Pet Lovers, Carolina Value Pet Care needs your help. We have been holding our mobile vaccine clinics in Mint Hill at Monroe Hardware for the past 4+ years. Unfortunately, the company is going a different direction and has decided to remove us, meaning that our October 2018 was our final visit…

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Heartworm Prevention is a Year-Round MUST!

Hello there Pet Lovers! Yeah! Autumn is almost here! Cooler days are sure to come soon, with less humidity, chillier nights, brilliant fall colors. Gotta love it ! While most of us welcome Autumn, believe it or not, this is peak season for fleas in this region. Thankfully, the majority of our customers are actively…

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FDA Alert Regarding Isoxazoline Medications for Fleas and Ticks

Hello CVPC friends! Recently, there have been concerns in the veterinary community involving potential problems with a certain class of drugs called Isoxazoline, which is used to treat fleas and ticks. Since there are concerns from pet owners, I felt it necessary to provide information without the social hysteria. WHAT IS ISOXAZOLINE? There are currently…

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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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