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June 2, 2017

Canine Influenza Virus Notice

Chief Veterinary Officer American Kennel Club This notice is being sent out to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the Canine Influenza Virus to help prevent the spread of the virus to healthy (unexposed) dogs. The information provided is not intended to alarm dog owners and handlers. There are recently confirmed cases of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 strain) that was first brought to and identified in Chicago, Illinois in the spring of 2015. The most recent outbreaks concern the following states: Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Canine Influenza Virus is an extremely contagious airborne disease that is easily spread […]
June 27, 2016

Is your dog trying to tell you something?

Does your dog tremble at the sound of fireworks, sirens, thunder or other loud noises? They could be suffering from “noise aversion”. You may have never heard of noise aversion, but based on studies at least one-third of all dogs in the United States suffer from noise aversion. It’s a real and serious medical condition that when left untreated, progresses to a more severestate – not to mention how upsetting it is to see your best canine friend in distress whenever loud noises happen! Noise aversion causes your dog to suffer from anxiety and fearduring noise events and creates a […]
May 16, 2016

Getting Your Cat to the Vet

It’s time to take your cat to the veterinarian.  We know cats aren’t the best travelers and the car ride and visit can be stressful. You can make this a much more pleasant experience by following these simple helpful tips and using Feliway. Ideally, the cat carrier should be out in the open at all times.  To make the carrier a positive experience, you can feed you cat in the carrier and place soft bedding in the carrier.  If you are not able to leave the carrier out at all times, then at least one week prior to visit: Put […]
March 15, 2016

Heart Disease, People and Pets

Do you or someone you know have heart disease?  Is there a diagnoses of valvular disease, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, etc? Does your pet or someone’s pet you know have heart disease?  Did you know that there are similarities and differences in the way cats and dogs -vs- humans have heart disease? My own dog has congestive heart failure with pulmonary hypertension and valvular insufficiency.  The valvular insufficiency started first, then progressed to the congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.  This has occurred slowly over many years.   His heart disease has been treated at each stage of the […]