Packing on the pounds is just as dangerous for your pet as it is for you. Being overweight or obese can lead to many of the same health problems whether you are a human, dog or cat. Luckily, with ...View Article
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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.
How can you tell if your pet’s heart is pumping right?
Schedule your pet’s annual checkup today and let’s take a listen!
When you’re a pet owner, you know a lot about the health of your pet just by using
your senses. You can see your pet’s eyes when they’re goopy. You can smell their ear
infection a mile away. You can feel the lumps and bumps on their skin. But what about
their heart? How do you know if that organ is healthy?
Heart disease affects pets of all ages. For example, certain breeds of dogs and cats are
at a higher risk of heart disease at a young age. Others develop heart conditions later
in life, when another illness crops up. Some pets develop heart disease at any age
without noticeable signs. Yes, their heart may not be pumping right even though their
tails are wagging and purring is at an all-time high!
If your pet’s heart is not checked regularly, your pet may be at risk for heart disease
and in some cases, a shortened lifespan. The good news is, if caught early, most issues
can be treated or managed successfully for years. And if your pet already has a heart
condition but is regularly monitored by our practice, often we can slow its progression.
Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup. During the exam, we’ll take a listen to make sure
your pet’s heart sounds right. We’ll also perform a few other easy tests if needed to
keep your pet’s ticker in the best shape possible!
When we think of love, we think of hearts. And we love your pet. It’s why we do what
we do. Make an appointment today!
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