CFVC Blog

New Advances in Parasite Control: Bravecto

With the improvement in parasite control treatment and technology, it is our goal to be on the leading edge of pet health, and that is why we at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic have added Bravecto to our parasite control options. It couldn’t have come at a better time, with ticks increasing exponentially here in [...]

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Summer Thunderstorms and Fireworks

It’s summer time in Northeast Ohio, and a seeming fixture on the daily weather forecast is “scattered thunderstorms.” And we know this at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic because we get more calls from our dog owners about dealing with and treating thunderstorm anxiety and phobias. The phone calls reach a climax just before Independence [...]

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Ticks are Here in Northeast Ohio

The ticks are back in 2014, and it’s a no-doubter. You’d think that ticks would have taken a beating during the winter of 2013-14, but that has simply not been the case. Ticks have an incredible ability to dive and dig below the frost line when it’s cold, and then emerge even during the most [...]

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Chemotherapy at CFVC

A 6 year old female-spayed Collie presented to me in September of 2013 with a growth in the mouth, right out in front of the left incisors. It didn’t respond to initial antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy, so surgery was scheduled to get a biopsy. The result: Acanthamatous amelobastoma From IDEXX Laboratories: Oral mucosa: The submucosa [...]

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Cats Swallow The Darndest Things

You know how most cats won’t take a pill even if you bury it in fillet mignon? And what’s up with cats who turn their nose up to variety after variety of premium cat foods? Some of these feline princes and princesses act like they own the world when it comes to the food they [...]

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ProHeart6: Memory-free Heartworm Preventive

The best parasite prevention is the one that is present when the parasite shows up. If a heartworm preventive treatment is 100% effective, but is not given at when needed and on time, heartworm disease is a risk. We’ve discussed ProHeart6 in the past. ProHeart6 is the injectable heartworm preventive that protects dogs for 6 [...]

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QUIZ TIME! Working w/ the CVCA School Of Medical Professions, Part 2

I’ve been fortunate over the past couple of years to spend some time with Juniors and Seniors from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy‘s School of Medical Professions (SOMP). Mr. Rick Lyons has put together a very good program that both exposes the medically inclined high school students to a variety of career options as well as [...]

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Eye Abnormalities Ought Not Be Ignored

All of us mammals were born with two eyes, and when something goes wrong with one of them, help should be sought. We see a variety of eye abnormalities in companion animal medicine. Here are some examples… The most common eye trouble that we see is the corneal ulcer. When something injures/scratches the cornea, the [...]

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Value of the Microscope

Stepping into our blog spotlight today is… our microscope. Nearly all of us have used a microscope at some point in our lives. For most it was during a high school biology class. You may have seen an amoeba or plant cells or something in between. If you were fortunate enough to have a toy [...]

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QUIZ TIME! Working w/ the CVCA School Of Medical Professions, Part 1

I’ve been fortunate over the past couple of years to spend some time with Juniors and Seniors from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy‘s School of Medical Professions (SOMP). Mr. Rick Lyons has put together a very good program that both exposes the medically inclined high school students to a variety of career options as well as [...]

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