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Canine Influenza

Dog Flu Story: Learning It Was a Totally Different Strain This wasn’t your mom’s dog flu. It’s amazing how quickly scientists figured out this wasn’t the same dog flu strain that was discovered back in 2004, and has been periodically popping up all around the country (called H3M8). Subsequent testing, carried out with the New…

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Snakes, creatures that may bite your pet

With Summer right around the corner and temperatures warming up, its time to talk about a specific species of creatures in your yard that may inadvertently bite your pet:  Snakes!   Last Summer Heartwood Animal Hospital treated about half of a dozen dogs that were bitten by snakes between the months of May and September. …

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We are Gold Status NOW!!!

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Silver Status Cat Friendly Practice

Heartwood Animal Hospital is excited to announce that we have achieved the certification of a Silver Status Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  We are the only veterinary hospital serving the locations of Youngsville, Wake Forest, Louisburg and Franklinton to achieve this certification.  We look forward to providing stress free visits…

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New Luxury Boarding Suite

Check out the video below introducing our new boarding suite! Please give us a call with any questions or to schedule a stay at our hotel!

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How to reduce stress when transporting cats

Greetings to all, especially to those who consider themselves the obsessed and crazy cat owners!!!  Heartwood Animal Hospital is excited to announce that we are currently in the process of becoming a certified “Cat Friendly Practice” by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  During this certification process we will be focusing on techniques to make…

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Canine Influenza Virus

The big news in veterinary medicine last summer was the outbreak of canine influenza virus in many dogs that were not perceived to be at risk for the flu. Historically the strain of the canine flu is H3N8, which had only been a problem in shelters with grey hound racing dogs that were housed to close to horse…

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Is My Dog in Pain?

Both dogs and cats can be very stoic when it comes to how they deal with pain.  Evidence supports the theory that the wolf is the predecessor of the dog through years and years of genetic selection.  In packs of wolves, showing signs of pain means showing signs of weakness and this has severe consequences…

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Scratch That Itch

Finally, the warmth has returned to Youngsville, NC and all of our furry friends are enjoying the spring weather.  With increased time spent out in the backyard, you may begin to notice more scratching, reddening of the skin, and some hair loss.  Allergies is a very common skin issue in our pets and this blog…

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Heartworm Prevention at Heartwood!

Spring is ramping up and so are the mosquitoes here in Youngsville.  Mosquitoes are very important when it comes to your dogs or cats health as they are the bug that transmit heartworm disease.  This blog post will be dedicated to heartworm disease in your dog, and a future blog will be dedicated to feline…

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