Nutrition Workshop for Pet Owners

CUVS Nutrition Workshop for Pet Owners

Thursday, January 9, 2013

6:00 - 8:00PM

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

880 Canal Street, Stamford, CT 06902


Visit the Pet Owner Continuing Education page at for a full-sized flyer and more information.

Hot Weather Tips

Hot Weather Pet Tips

Summer is officially here and we all need to adjust - even/especially our pets! Here are some tips from the ASPCA on how to safely and comfortably handle the summer heat with your pet.

Dog and Fan

Made in the Shade
Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot.

Pet Dangers During the Holidays!


All of us at CUVS wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season! Because we’re always looking out for your four-legged family members, we’d like to share some common dangers to avoid during this joyful, and sometimes chaotic, time.

Happy Thanksgiving from Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists wishes you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving... and that goes for your pets as well! 

This holiday season, please be aware of food-related illnesses:

• Do not give in to begging pets: too many table scraps of fatty food can lead to pancreatitis. Symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness and shock- definitely not a fun way to spend Black Friday.

• The turkey carcass is a delicious treasure trove of foreign bodies. The bones can become lodged in the throat or airway, or become obstructed in the intestines. Do not give the dog a bone. Close up any garbage bags and move them away from your home's living area so the animals can't get into them.

Little Dogs with Big Hearts: A Free Lecture at CUVS on May 15, 2-3:30 PM

Dr. KlemenLittle Dogs with Big Hearts: What Does this Mean for My Pet?

On Sunday, May 15, at 2-3:30 PM, Dr. Mandi Kleman, DVM, DACVIM, will lead a free lecture in the auditorium at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists animal hospital at 880 Canal Street in Stamford, CT.

The topic of this lecture will be heart disease in dogs and it will serve as an overview of Mitral Valve Disease for dog owners. Dr. Kleman will briefly outline the disease process, the diagnosis, the possible symptoms, and how to care for a pet with Mitral Valve Disease.

April 10th Pet Health Education Sessions: CPCR and First Aid for Your Pet

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists is proud to provide pet health educational sessions for owners, starting with our first session:

Red CrossSunday, April 10, 2-3:30 PM
CPCR and First Aid for Your Pet, led by Debbie Glynn, BS, LVT

Human pain relievers are toxic to dogs and cats

This past week we saw a couple cases of ibuprofen toxicity in dogs- one was an intentional dosing of the dog by the owner, and the other was a case of the dog finding the bottle of pills and ingesting them. While these are two very different situations, the end result is the same: two very sick animals. Cats and dogs that ingest ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or aspirin experience a wide range of negative effects such as severe vomiting, gastric ulcers, kidney failure, liver failure and, if the animal is not treated medically, death.

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