Is a surgery in your pet's future? If it is, you probably have a few questions about pre- and post-surgery care. Paying close attention to care recommendations will help you ensure that the surger ...View Article
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New Parking Spaces: You may have noticed that we have two new parking spots in front of the clinic. These are for you! Even though they say emergency only and 15 minute parking, you will not be towed. We fought long and hard to get those spots in order to make your trip to the veterinarian more comfortable.
New Dermatological Line: CVC is now carrying Douxo Products. Douxo contains Phytosphingosine which is a unique patented molecule that supports the skin barrier, soothes inflammation and helps to maintain normal skin flora. A defective skin barrier can lead to bacterial skin infections, yeast dermatitis, flakes, oily skin and an allergic reaction.
Laser Therapy: Center Veterinary Clinic has added a K Laser to our hospital. This is cutting edge,
pain free, medication free technology that promotes blood flow and healing. It can be used for wounds surgical incisions, ear infections, arthritis, back and knee injuries and more. Please click here to learn more.
Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine: Dr. Bigelow has recently been certified in stem cell regenerative therapy. Current applications are arthritis, bone fractures and tendon and ligament injuries. This therapy involves using your pets own fat cells to heal them.
Canine Influenza Vaccine: Canine Influenza was first discovered in 2004 isolated from several groups of racing Greyhounds in Florida. Cases began appearing in pet animals in 2005 and as of today, cases have been documented in 38 states including California. The virus is very contagious and can persist in the environment for several days. It is transmitted by direct contact with other dogs via mucus and saliva secretions. Symptoms include mild fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, cough and runny nose. Most pets that contract the virus will have mild illness but some will get very sick with 20% requiring treatment at a veterinary hospital. Between 5-8% may die from complications of the infection. Because this virus is relatively new, most dogs have no antibodies to fight this infection. Fortunately, there is a vaccination to control the spread of infection and lessen the symptoms should your pet be exposed. If a vaccinated dog does get the flu, the signs are likely to be milder.
CVC is no offering the CIV Vaccine to all of our clients and requiring it be given to all dogs boarding in our facility. In my professional opinion, dogs who frequent dog parks, beaches, board in kennels, go to doggie day care or get groomed should be vaccinated. The vaccine is given twice initially one month apart and then is given annually as a booster. Please call our office to schedule your pet's vaccine or to ask us any questions about the disease or vaccine.
Rattlesnake Vaccine: We live in San Diego and let's face it, we see our share of rattlesnakes. This vaccine is available for dogs who come in contact with rattlesnakes either on the trails or in their own backyard. The vaccine works by stimulating immunity to protect your dog against venom.