Pet Health Care
When looking for helpful information on caring for your pet, it can be challenging to wade through the scores of online veterinary medicine articles and forums. Our veterinarians have assembled the list following to make it a little easier to find the trusted sources you need, and, as always, we want you to know we are here for you any time you need us!
Pet Health Insurance
Pet Health Insurance can offer relief from expenses large and small when it comes to covering pet health care costs. Check out some of the options below!
- Pet Insurance Review – reviews and ratings for pet insurance companies
- ASPCA Pet Insurance
- PetPartners Pet Insurance – Use this link for a 5% discount!
- VPI Pet Insurance – Now Nationwide Pet Insurance!
Animal Rescues and Shelters
Looking to add another furry family member to your household? There are many animal rescue organizations and shelters with pets waiting to be your forever companion.
- Carolina Pet Rescue
- Chatham Animal Rescue
- Hope Animal Rescue
- Safe Haven for Cats
- Saving Grace
- Second Chance Animal Adoption
ASPCA Poison Control
Visit the ASPCA Pet Care website for complete lists of toxic plants and substances to keep away from your pets.
In the event that you feel your pet may have ingested something toxic, ASPCA poison control is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can be reached by calling (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.
Use these links as a quick pet health resource for toxic foods, plants, and common household items
The Canine Influenza Virus has made its way into the Triangle, and is highly contagious. Get the information you need by scheduling an infectious disease consultation and exam, and by visiting the American Veterinary Medical Association Canine Influenza educational website.
A Tick-free Dog is a Healthier Dog
Tick-borne diseases are becoming more prevalent in North Carolina, and we need to be taking steps to reduce their likelihood of occurrence. Check out the Lyme Disease Association’s website for more info on ticks, and tick-borne disease.
Our veterinarians highly recommend microchipping your cats and dogs. Pets can lose collars and tags easily. Having a microchip gives your pet a better chance at being reunited with you if they should become lost. The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and could bring your lost pet home. Our veterinary team will even take care of the microchip registration!
Heartworms and Your Pet
You may have thought that heartworms, and heartworm disease, only affect dogs, but cats are also susceptible! Though less common in cats, heartworm diease is being recognized more and more as an underlying cause of disease in cats. To find out more about heartworms in dogs and cats, we have provided the links below for your convenience.
Grief and Loss
The loss of a beloved pet is never easy, and can be an emotionally overwhelming experience. Our veterinary team understands the pain and struggle pet parents often go through, and have provided some links below with some information to help you through this difficult time.