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No More Ear-itation

Q. My dog keeps scratching at her ears and they smell funny. Can you tell me what I can do to help her? Itchy skin! Stinky ears! These are among the most common medical problems that veterinarians see in dogs. Can…

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How to Help Your Dog and Cat Lose Weight!

There is no "one size fits all" weight-loss strategy for pets (or for people). Start with the basics listed below and then experiment if necessary. PLEASE stop killing your pet with kindness! We know very well the hazards of making…

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Dogs Fed Grain-Free / High Legume (or Potato) Diets Could Be At Risk of Heart Disease

Hundreds of dogs from many different breeds have been found to be affected by a life-threatening heart condition due to eating specific dog foods, in particular grain-free diets that are high in legumes (peas, lentils, chickpeas) or potatoes or sweet…

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Pet Nutrition Pt. 2: Obese Cats

We have seen an epidemic of obesity in cats in the past 20 years, which has led to a huge spike in diabetic cats. The good news is that a single, simple change in diet can have a profoundly positive…

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Flea Frustration

Our flea season is now underway in North Carolina, and the current conditions are prime for a potentially rough year for pets and pet owners. Fleas need 3 environmental conditions to thrive:  1) Heat, but not too much as the…

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PET NUTRITION – WHAT TO FEED YOUR DOGS and CATS

Stepping into the pet food aisle at your local supermarket can offer a sizable number of choices of dog and cat foods. For a first time pet owner, it can be overwhelming trying to choose what is best to feed…

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HEARTWORM AWARENESS MONTH

By now, there are some among you who are probably sick and tired of hearing me talk about heartworms, heartworm disease and heartworm prevention. That’s good! That means I’m doing my job.  You are dismissed from class, and you are…

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MARCH 17-23: ANIMAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK

Chocolate, Grapes & Raisins, and XYLITOL! Oh My! I often find great amusement in the many wacky and bizarre monthly or weekly or day-specific “national days” that we have in the U.S, with a particularly odd affection for National “Talk Like…

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Announcing INTERCEPTOR PLUS at CVPC

Dear Dog Lovers We’ve already seen a number of mosquitoes even though it hasn’t become too ‘buggy’ yet. It comes as no surprise since mosquitos will usually emerge when the temperatures approach the low to mid-50’s, and we’ve had a tremendous amount…

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Introducing ProHeart 6

The 6 Month Heartworm Preventative Good day, Pet Lovers, You’ve asked, and we’ve listened! We’ve had many of our customers over the past several months asking us about ProHeart 6, the 6-month heartworm prevention.  We now offer it at Carolina…

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