CFVC Blog

Flea Control Made Simple, v.2015-2016

Remember that loooooonnnngggg, wet spring/early summer of 2015? Remember that relative non-winter of 2015-16? The fleas do, and they loved it. (The ticks have loved these seasons, too.) We’ve been seeing lots and lots of flea cases over the past number of months (yes, even through the winter and spring!). If a flea made it [...]

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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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Celebrating Dr. Gates, His Veterinary Career and Contributions

We recently celebrated Dr. Gates’ career as his retirement is just around the corner. Former Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic staff members Penny, Becky, Kristen and others joined us as present staff honored him as a veterinarian and businessman as well as a mentor and advisor. The opportunities he’s provided through the jobs he’s created for [...]

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Providing Oral Comfort

Nobody is sure how Maggie broke one of her upper canine teeth, but it looked pretty painful to her family at home and to me when she presented for examination. She needed help. In our last post we highlighted digital dental radiography and how it helps us provide optimal care for our patients. In this [...]

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Advancements in Medical Technology – Digital Dental Radiography

The diagnostic and therapeutic advances in veterinary medicine over the last 10 to 20 years have been amazing. For example, Dr. Gates never dreamed when he started the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic in 1981 that he’d be able to pull a foreign body out of a dog’s stomach with an endoscope. Dental radiography, specifically digital [...]

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Summer to Fall of 2014

Summer has passed us by, and at the risk of being a wet blanket, cold weather and snow will be here before we know it. But the pleasant season isn’t yet over, and aside Arctic Breed population, our canine patients and outdoor kitties ought to enjoy themselves in the remaining warmth before it completely slips [...]

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