- Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:52
- Dr. Smith
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Just an FYI for planning your visits here for the month of November. We will be closed on Wednesday the 11th in observance of Veteran's Day. We will also be closed from noon on Wednesday the 25th until we re-open on Monday the 30th to allow our employees time to travel to be with family for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Also, if you are going to be needing boarding spots over the holidays, please call NOW, as we have very limited boarding spaces and they fill up very quickly. To reserve a boarding space over the high-demand holidays, a deposit will be required to hold your cat's spot.
- Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:52
- Dr. Smith
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Did you know that over 75% of cats over the age of 3 have as least some degree of tartar accumulation and gingivitis? What would our mouths look like if we never brushed our teeth or went to see the dentist? During October when we are typically a bit slower, we offer a supplemental dental health month to help relieve some of the demand that usually occurs during the official February dental health month. We offer 10% off the cost of the routine dental services. Extractions, infections, and other non-routine problems are not discounted. If your cat's breath needs freshening, give us a call to schedule an appointment for evaluation. We can advise you on what we think are the best recommendations to keep your cat's mouth healthy.
- Friday, 24 April 2015 18:59
- Dr. Smith
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It's that time of year again: kitten season. While we'd like to get all the cats in the area spayed and neutered due to our huge overpopulation problems, once those little squirmy bundles of fur arrive, they will warm your heart in no time flat. But if something happens to mommy cat, how do you take care of the little tiny helpless kittens? The kitten-rescue website is a great resource to answer all the questions we've been fielding lately.
- Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:18
- Eric Newman
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Did you know that if the tax reform bill passes the NC House as written (it has already passed through the NC Senate), that beginning October 1 2015, veterinarians will be required to charge tax on their services? Most vet care is currently paid out of pocket, and we already have people complaining that they can't afford veterinary care as it is currently anyhow. It is about to get worse unless you contact your NC House and Senate representatives and let your voices be heard. Soon. Very soon. Talking points can be found at this NCVMA document dowload link. Asking your representative(s) to simply leave vet services out of the bill is to the benefit of the vast majority of NC constituents.
- Thursday, 16 April 2015 19:33
- Dr. Smith
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We are frequently asked how to know when it is time to euthanize your cat. The answer is seldom an absolute and depends a lot on circumstances. But eventually in every cat's life, there comes an end point. All living things die. Death is a natural ending to life. But how do you know when it is time? Age isn't a disease, and we do not do convenience euthanasias here. We will put your cat out if his or her misery if it is medically necessary, but not because she peed on the carpet, you need to move, or you don't want her anymore.
If you have a pet who has a major medical issue which can not be fixed, here is a good guide to knowing when it is "time".