CFVC Blog

Pet Loss Grief Support

Saying good-bye to a long-loved pet is a major life event that you ought not have to experience alone. The Akron General Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates are offering Pet Loss Grief Support sessions at the Justin T. Rogers Care Center on April 12, 19 & 26 from 2:00-3:30pm (repeated at 6:00-7:30). Those who experience [...]

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Treatment for Canine Hypothyroidism

Dear Valued Client, Recent developments in the pharmaceutical world have set up conditions where the cost of treatment for canine hypothyroidism, levothyroxine, will increase. For a long time, various manufacturers of levothyroxine sold their product without any regulatory oversight. These manufacturers reverse-engineered their product from the patented levothyroxine on the human market. The Food and [...]

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Helping a Rat’s Mouth

We don’t have a large population of rodent patients at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic, but when we do see them, dental issues seem to be one of the more common reasons. These guys need to have the proper occlusion of their teeth, and when this doesn’t happen, their lives can be at risk for [...]

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New Year’s Closing

A little PSA from CFVC… We’ll be closed on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). On Thursday, New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), we’ll have some different hours: we’ll be seeing appointments until noon for your needs, and will be closed for the afternoon hours. The Saturday after New Year’s, January 2, Dr. Gates will be in [...]

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Flea Control Made Simple, v.2015-2016

Remember that loooooonnnngggg, wet spring/early summer of 2015? The fleas do, and they loved it. We’ve been seeing lots and lots of flea cases over the past number of months (yes, even through December!), and we expect to see more as the winter of 2016 unfolds. If a flea made it into your home during [...]

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What Would *YOU* Do?

“What would you do if you were in my shoes?” If that’s not the most common question we hear in veterinary medicine, it’s a close second. Sometimes it we’re asked when a cat with kidney disease reaching the end of quality of life. Other times we’re asked when the dog looks as though it has [...]

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New Doctor Joins CFVC!!!

2015 has been an exciting year for us at Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic, and the latest news is that Dr. Jenn Gates has joined the practice! Dr. Jenn comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in the areas of internal medicine and ophthalmology. A native of the Youngstown/Brookfield and eventually Hilliard areas, she [...]

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Staff Training Day

It’s a top priority for us at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic for our doctors and our support staff of technicians & assistants to be well-trained and well-versed in the latest techniques and skills of medicine, surgery, animal care and client care. It is with this in mind that we will be closed on Wednesday, [...]

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Gardening and Your Pets

It’s springtime in Ohio (no really, it is), and it’s time to start planning your garden. The list of items to grow in your backyard garden is long and varied. Having had no luck with root vegetables in the past, I’m partial to tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, summer squash and herbs. In addition to installing a [...]

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Improving Quality of Life in a BIG WAY

Dogs and cats present with all types of diseases and conditions every week here at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic, and while many of these are routine to one degree or another and somewhat easily diagnosed, we get thrown some real curveballs. This is a story of one such curveball that has shown that when [...]

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