Enter our "Best Pet" Photo Contest!
One thing we see every day here at CUVS is the strength and uniqueness of the human/animal bond. We know everyone loves their pet, and everyone believes their pet to be the most special, most adorable, best pet in the world.
Hot Weather Pet Tips
Holy cow is it hot this week!!! 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.
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.
Our Stray Has A Name!
Thank you so much everyone who contributed to giving our little puppy girl a name - all of the suggestions were so creative!
After about a week of voting among our staff, the name we've decided upon is...
A suggestion from one of our staff members, it was so well liked that people have already started calling her Emily - and she seems to like it too! In addition, our little pal seems to be gaining more confidence and moxy every day!
Thank you again to all our followers for your help and enthusiasm.
May is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month!
*The cause of cancer in pets, just as with people, is largely unknown, although animals get cancer at about the same rate as humans! In fact, The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation has noted that 50% of dogs aged 10 or older will be affected by cancer.
Thus, in a continued effort to battle and treat pet cancer, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists is proud to welcome Dr. John Farrelly, a long-standing leader in the field of oncology, to our team!
CUVS's New Presence!
CUVS has a new social media look and presence! Visit and like our Facebook page and follow us on twitter @CUVS_Stamford. We will be providing you and all our followers with pictures, articles, helpful information and updates on what's going on here at CUVS!
Today we're giving all our followers the opportunity to get involved in the life of one of our very special residents here at CUVS:
This pretty girl came to CUVS when she was rescued from an accident by the Stamford Police. While we’re unsure of her age and her exact breed, we do know that she’s incredibly loving and a world class snuggler. While we would love for her to be adopted into a nice, quiet home with low key adults who want a lap dog to cuddle with/keep them company, she is currently residing in her own plush little palace here at CUVS.
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.
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.
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 13TH
A Day of Practice Relevant Continuing Education
THE FIRST 24 HOURS: A MULTIFACETED APPROACH TO THE EMERGENCY PATIENT
8 Hours Continuing Education for Veterinarians and Technicians*
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011 9AM-6PM
Greenwich Hyatt, Greenwich, CT