We've already announced our 2020 Calendar Contest winners on social media, but we'd like to share their stories and help you get to know them better today.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), there are approximately 6.5 million animals that enter shelters in the United States on an annual basis. Of that 6.5 million, about 3.4 million are dogs, and unfortunately, roughly 670,000 of those dogs will be euthanized. Because of this, we want to bring more awareness to National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month.
Compassion, excellence, and integrity—these are the three core values that we embrace here at CVCA. When it comes to our patients, clients, and veterinary partners, we are always striving to provide and promote the most optimal care for pets that we can. With trust and honesty, CVCA will always work to diagnose and treat heart disease as early as possible, providing your pet with a longer and healthier life.
Here at CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets, our focus has always been about creating the best possible experience and outcome for all of our cardiac patients and families. Sometimes, the best way to do that is to lighten up the mood with a good laugh. So what makes for a “purrfect” way to de-stress and get a good laugh in during your day? Cat memes, of course!
Heart disease affects dogs and cats of all ages. Puppies and kittens can be born with an abnormal heart while older pets develop heart problems with age. Signs of heart disease can be hard to notice so we developed this list of things to watch for in your pet that builds on our 10 Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs & Cats infographic. (Note that symptoms 1-4 always warrant a vet visit.)
May is National Pet Month, a time to give thanks for all the benefits that our furry friends bring into our lives. To celebrate, we spun through our Instagram feed of recent patients to find some of the happiest, silliest and sweetest pups and kitties to share. We hope you enjoy meeting some of our patients as you celebrate your own pet companions all month long!
Did you know that April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month? Established by the American Red Cross to bring life-saving tips to pet owners and animal service providers like pet sitters, dog walkers, and groomers, Pet First Aid Awareness Month is something we promote here at CVCA to help our clients handle medical issues at home and while traveling.