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Summer is prime time for enjoying the outdoors, soaking up the sun and warmth. Our pets enjoy it, too, but if you decide to take your dog for a car ride or a long walk in the park, make sure you’re prepared. It may seem like......

Pet Disaster Preparedness Checklist Living in the four states, we all know disasters can happen! When an emergency strikes, it’s easy to forget what’s important. Central Pet Care would like for you to not have to think, but be ready. The whole point of a......

With the hot summer months officially here, it’s the perfect time for pet owners to give their dogs a little extra TLC with proper grooming. With just a few easy tips and a little bit of elbow grease, anyone can help keep their pet looking......

As a devoted pet owner, you know that leaving your dog in your hot car for even just a short amount of time can be very detrimental to his or her health. After all, just imagine how you feel sitting in a hot car without......

It’s hot out there! The summer heat has set in, and that means pet owners need to take some precautions when it’s walk time. You’ve heard the saying, “You could fry an egg on the pavement.” Imagine walking barefoot on that same pavement. That’s what......

If you have been outside in the past couple of months, then we are sure you have noticed there are rabbits everywhere. This is peak season for reproduction of the Eastern Cottontail rabbit and encounters between them and humans will be happening every day. We......

Central Pet Care is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often......

Most pet owners dread the day when their beloved four-legged family members begin to show signs of age. But owners of senior pets want to do everything they can to extend and maximize the quality of life for their loyal animal companions. Here are five......

Sometimes being a pet owner can leave you facing tough financial decisions when it comes to their health and safety. Luckily, pet insurance is available to help you afford the best quality medical care for your family pets. With pet insurance, you don’t have to......

Feline family members are some of our favorite clients at Central Pet Care. When it comes to being the best cat owner you can be, cat nutrition should be high on your priority list. With proper nutrition and lots of TLC, you can help prevent......

At Central Pet Care, we suggest that dog owners do their best to walk their dogs as regularly as possible so that they get some exercise and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. But even with regular walks and time spent playing in the......

If you have welcomed a new puppy into your family circle and are apprehensive about the housebreaking process, relax and remember that millions of new puppy owners have succeeded at this task. Here are the top ten housebreaking tips that will help you achieve the......

No matter how much you adore the notion of sharing your life with a canine companion, the prospect can seem discouraging if you or another family member suffers from allergies. While the symptoms of a pet allergy are nothing to sneeze at, you may not......

Throughout the years, cats have been considered magical and even otherworldly. They certainly have that way about them. Over the years, many myths have been told in regards to the cat. Here are several of these cat myths and the truth behind them. Myth #1......

A POEM FOR THE GRIEVING… Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the......

Walking your dog isn’t just keeping your dog healthy, it is a great opportunity for both of you to boost mental and physical health. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, exercise not only helps dogs burn calories, but it......

Whether you’re traveling to see family for the holiday break or on your way to an important business trip, it’s even more important knowing your pet is safe while you’re away. Here’s a few tips on what you should and shouldn’t do if you decide to......

Taking care of your furry friend’s pearly whites provides more than fresh kissing breath and a pretty smile. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, an estimated 70 percent of cats and 80 percent of dogs develop some degree of periodontal disease by their second......

Pets are part of our family. They warm our hearts and are one of the first ones to greet us after a long day of school or work. They love us unconditionally, which is one of the many reasons they deserve regular vet visits. Even......

Feline Stress and Anxiety Before cats were taken into our homes, they lived very different lives. They roamed free and had lots of space available to them. What they ate, where they lived, and where they eliminated was all under their control. This allowed them......

  New pet owners often ask if there is a distinct advantage to choosing either dry food or wet food for their pet’s diet. Some would argue that wet food is more of a treat than a dietary staple, while others insist that a diet......

We are frequently asked about why certain dogs lean so much. Regardless of what we are about to say, the next sentence is either an exclamation of how the owner LOVES it when their dog leans on them or a declaration of total exasperation! Dogs......

  Cats are naturally curious, agile, and active. It’s why we spend hours online watching our humorous feline friends and their antics, and adopt these comical creatures into our families. Dedicated cat owners take time to promote their feline’s health and wellness. A healthy pet does not just......

Seeing your dog suffer is not something anyone wants to experience. Unless they have an obvious injury, like a limp or open wound, often their pain can go unnoticed. Due to their limited ability to convey what may be hurting them, dog owners must be......

  Q: What is “dog flu?” A: Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a respiratory infection that is contagious to dogs. There are 2 types of dog flu viruses: H3N8 and H3N2. Q: Are there any cases near me? A: There have been outbreaks reported......

Soon, Old Man Winter will be knocking at the door reminding us changes are coming. Not only changes for us but changes for our pets. We want to remove the stress for both of you with a few helpful steps and precautions to take into......

Just like in humans, aging cats are susceptible to arthritis and joint pain. In fact, 61% of cats over 6-years-old show signs of arthritis, according to a study from 2011. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms are difficult to differentiate from the normal behaviors one might......

  Hot spots, or acute moist dermatitis (AMD), are wet and scabby lesions that form on your dog’s skin. They start as a bite, sting, or other minor skin irritation, but grow as a dog’s instinct to chew, scratch, and lick the area. This causes the......

Many animals have their young in the spring and cats are no different. We call this “kitty season” because of the phone calls we get from people asking about pregnant or nursing cats and kittens. We get more phone calls from people trying to help “abandoned kittens.”......