The first annual CAVA Open House event is planned for Saturday, June 29th from 3-5:30 PM. We are celebrating not only our first year in business, but also our recent Fear Free Practice Certification. This makes us the first Fear Free Certified veterinary practice in the state, and we are super excited to share this news! We have many great activities and events planned for our Open House event including a scavenger hunt, bounce house, and face painting for the kids. Have a stuffed animal at home in need of small wound repair? Bring it along with you and we will get them fixed up. We will be hosting practice tours and highlighting the areas of wellness, Fear Free, surgery, radiology and exotics. We will be joined by Laura O’Neill and her dogs for a canine disc demonstration at 3:30 and 4:30 PM. There is sure to be something for everyone!
Dog On It! Disc Dogs – Laura has been competing with dogs for the last 25 years in canine disc. She’ll be performing with her 10 yr old Border Collie Mix and her 18 month old Border Collie. Their performance shows the bond between human and canine and the importance of good nutrition and excellent health care for our performers!
We are now stocking Seresto collars for dogs. This flea and tick collar works via a slow release process to kill external parasites for 8 months. It is non toxic and leaves no residue on the coat. While it is waterproof, it may not be the best fit for dogs that are in the water regularly.
Fear Free at CAVA
Fear free techniques and practices are not something we reserve just for our outpatient appointments. Our admitted patients, including surgery patients, benefit from Fear Free practices as well. While these patients may not get to enjoy as many yummy treats as they would for an outpatient appointment, we still utilize our pheromones, calming music, and anti anxiety medications as needed. We encourage owners to bring items from home that may make their pet feel more comfortable such as favorite blankets or toys. For those pets needing IV catheter placement a mild sedative is administered to reduce the general stress and anxiety that can be associated with the procedure.
Pets and Salmonella; Know the Risks
We love our pets and they are an integral part of our families. We tend to share many parts of our homes with them. However, our pets can also be carriers of certain bacteria which can inadvertently make us ill. Salmonella is a bacteria that normally resides within the intestinal tract of many animals, but is found most commonly in birds and reptiles. Salmonella is most often transmitted to people via contaminated water or food, but can sometimes originate from our pets. Once infected, people can develop fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration. For some people the illness can be very severe. There are several precautions that we can take as pet owners to prevent illness due to Salmonella.
*Wash your hands after handling your pet, their enclosure/bedding material, or their feces.
*Avoid raw pet food diets which may harbor bacteria such as Salmonella.
*Always supervise young children around pets as well as pet food.
*Prepare pet food in a separate area from human food.
Wash all pet food dishes regularly and thoroughly with soap and water.
Learn more by visiting the CDC site on Salmonella.
Accepting New Patients
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