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Tis’ the Season for Pets Swallowing Holiday Objects-December 2010 Newsletter

Tis’ the Season for Pets Swallowing Holiday Objects-December 2010 Newsletter

It’s that time of year again-beautiful decorations hanging wall-to-wall and scrump- tious food filling our stomachs. But did you know it’s also the time of year cats and dogs are at risk for filling their own tummies with troublesome treats and trimmings? To help reduce the risks and make sure this truly is “the most wonderful time of the year,” our veterinary team is sharing our most essential checklist of potential holiday safety hazards.

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While they may be older in years, senior pets still have so much love to give-November 2010 Newsletter

While they may be older in years, senior pets still have so much love to give-November 2010 Newsletter

What’s more, that love is medically proven to benefit your own health. Today, and thanks to ongoing advances in modern veterinary medicine (and savvy pet owners who real- ize the importance of regular preventative care), pets are living longer and healthier lives than ever—many well into their teens! This month’s newsletter is dedicated to our older pets and to ensuring their best health throughout their golden years. Additionally, November is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals www.aspca.org (ASPCA®) and Petfinder.com’s “Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month,” so we’ll address the many benefits of adding an older pet to your family.

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Top Wellness Tips from Your Veterinary Team-October 2010 Newsletter

Top Wellness Tips from Your Veterinary Team-October 2010 Newsletter

Happy “National Pet Wellness Month!” Each October, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Fort Dodge Animal Health, and the AVMA’s over 71,000 member veterinary hospitals participate in this nation-wide campaign to educate their clients and help to make a difference in the lives of our pets.

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Cats, Dogs and Breed-Specific Wellness-September 2010 Newsletter

Cats, Dogs and Breed-Specific Wellness-September 2010 Newsletter

Did you know that some pets could be at risk for breed specific ailments? Experience and science tell us many cat and dog breeds, just like varying human races, are often genetically prone to certain medical conditions. “Understanding which breeds are most at risk can be very useful, especially when selecting a new pet,” says West Chelsea Vet practice manager Liz Luboja. “I love Labradors, despite knowing that they may be prone to specific health conditions. While that wouldn’t deter me from owning a lab, I believe being educated about the breed you choose is essential. Vets and responsible breeders know to look for these traits and can help your pets enjoy a healthy, happy life.”

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WCV Hospital Brochure - All About WCV

WCV Hospital Brochure - All About WCV

West Chelsea Veterinary was founded in 1997 with the sole mission of treating beloved companion animals with the most advanced and compassionate veterinary care possible. Today, West Chelsea Veterinary houses the same highly-skilled, caring, and experienced veterinarians and support staff our family of patients and clients have come to know and love.

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Puppy and Kitten Care 101-August 2010 Newsletter

Puppy and Kitten Care 101-August 2010 Newsletter

Pet lovers may easily insist that their cats and dogs greatly enrich their lives. Both can be loyal and loving companions. This may be why, according to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of (or 71.4 million) U.S. households have pets.

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Could Your Pet Have Allergies?-July 2010 Newsletter

Could Your Pet Have Allergies?-July 2010 Newsletter

Incessant itching, licking, biting and scratching are all commonplace for pets suffering from skin allergies. Like humans, pets endure a wide-range of dermatological allergic reactions that often leave their skin scabby, dry and inflamed and their quality-of-life lessened. These issues are so wide-spread, they consistently rank as the country’s most common reason our pets visit their vets. For furry New Yorkers, and just like their human counterparts, the issue of pet allergies is as big as the city in which we live.

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Canine Influenza Virus, H3N8 (Dog Flu)-June 2010 Newsletter

Canine Influenza Virus, H3N8 (Dog Flu)-June 2010 Newsletter

If you’re a dog owner, chances are you’ve heard of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) or dog flu. CIV is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus that affects dogs of all ages and breeds. As your pets’ healthcare team, we would like to address the associated potential risks, symptoms and treatment options regarding this very real health concern.

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Itʼs That Time of Year Again...National Pet Dental Health Month!-February 2010 Newsletter

Itʼs That Time of Year Again...National Pet Dental Health Month!-February 2010 Newsletter

Each year as February rolls around, you may be pleading with a certain groundhog for winter to be over, or you may be planning a romantic Valentine’s Day. What you’re probably not thinking about is your pet’s dental health. In fact, it could be the furthest thought from your mind. West Chelsea Veterinary would like to remind you why your pet’s teeth play such an important part in keeping your pet healthy this month and all year long.

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Helping Homeless Pets This Holiday Season-December 2009

Helping Homeless Pets This Holiday Season-December 2009

This holiday season more than any other, donations to local charities are a perfect solution for that pet lover on your holiday list that simply has everything! While your dog or cat may be spoiled and warm this holiday season, there are thousands of pets in the New York City area that are still looking for a forever home. Making a donation to a pet friendly charity as a holiday gift for your hard-to-buy-for pet loving friends and family can make a world of difference for homeless pets that are forced to spend this holiday at a shelter.

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