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Cary Street Veterinary Hospital is a full service, AAHA certified animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care. Our team is committed to bringing you and your pet better health by practicing the science of veterinary medicine. We strive to provide welcoming, informative, and supportive services to our clients, while maintaining a top quality working environment for our employees. CSVH offers the Richmond animal community medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care, as well as canine rehabilitation and acupuncture. Our in-house pharmacy, lab, and digital radiology enable you to make one stop for your pet's medical needs.
As a convenience, we offer boarding to our clients. One of the biggest advantages of boarding with us is the onsite medical team. Not only do we offer preventative care such as vaccine updates while your pet is staying with us, but should an emergency arise during boarding, you can be assured that your pet will be promptly and properly attended to.
~October is a great month for animals.
It’s National Service Dog Month, National Animal Safety and Protection Month,
ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and there’s even a shout-out to cats this month
on National Cat Day, October 29. With all of these warm and fuzzy feelings circulating
in the autumn air, it’s a perfect time to take a good, hard look at your pet. How has
he/she been acting lately?
Nipping. Scratching. Litter box issues. Leash pulling. Meowing at night. Urinating on
the floor. Chewing shoes. Are these behaviors just part of being a “normal” dog or cat,
Some common behavior issues are due to underlying medical problems. These
illnesses are tough to recognize even for the most observant owners. For example, if
your dog started nipping at the kids, it may be a sign he’s in pain. Your cat may stop
jumping on your lap. Not because she’s being unfriendly, but because she has arthritis
and it hurts.
If these behaviors are left unchecked, it’s a triple issue. The behavior may worsen, the
underlying medical condition may progress (which puts your pet’s health at risk), and
most importantly, your pet’s quality of life as part of your family is compromised.
Here’s where we can help. We have the expertise when it comes to analyzing,
identifying and resolving behavior issues with your pet. At your pet’s yearly checkup,
we can talk about your pet’s behavior and help give your pet a “new leash” on life!
We are committed to your pet’s well-being…all the way! Schedule your pet’s yearly
Update on Canine Influenza
Recently, we’ve been receiving questions from some of our clients about a new dog virus called canine influenza. They were concerned about stories they had seen or read in the news about “dog flu” outbreaks. Although the canine flu has not been a problem in the Richmond area, we realize that all of our dog owners may have similar questions and concerns.
Canine influenza is a relatively new disease and can be caused by two different canine influenza virus strains, H3N8 and H3N2. Both strains of canine influenza virus cause respiratory disease in dogs. Affected dogs may develop coughing, nasal discharge, fever, lethargy and loss of appetite. The signs of infection are similar to those of other respiratory diseases in dogs. With proper medical attention, most dogs will recover. However, in some cases, canine influenza can progress to a more severe or even life-threatening condition, such as pneumonia.
Canine influenza is highly contagious, so visiting places where dogs socialize or congregate, such as doggie day cares, dog parks, boarding facilities and urban locations, places dogs at higher risk for becoming infected. Making the situation even more difficult to control is that dogs can spread the virus before signs of illness appear.
If you feel your companion is at risk, you might want to consider vaccinating against canine influenza. Please call us to discuss any questions you might have and to set up an appointment.
To learn more about canine influenza, you can visit www.doginfluenza.com
AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.
Cary Street Veterinary Hospital
3210 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
Tel: 804-355-9144 | Fax: 804-358-5501