Low Residue and Most Iams Veterinary Diets back in stock!!

Low Residue and Iams Veterinary Diets are back in stock!

Low Residue is back! Effective immediately, we are now re-stocked our supply of Eukanuba Low Residue and most of the Iam’s Veterinary Diets.

Proctor and Gamble have made us aware of the many changes that they have made to improve safety and compliance, to make sure that your pet is getting the most nutritious, healthy, and complete diet available. P&G have invested over 20 million dollars in processes, equipment and people at their manufacturing facilities to upgrade their manufacturing facilities. To date, there has not been a single case of salmonella-related illnesses in pets or people linked to the recalled food.

We appreciate the patience you’ve shown during this food recall, and are pleased to announce that we have many of the foods back in stock, and should be receiving more soon. University Animal Hospital and Proctor and Gamble are committed to only providing you and your pet with the best quality foods to ensure that your pet gets the highest quality nutrition, and we are confident that the re-released foods comply and exceed all food safety standards. Please feel free to call with any questions.

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

February is Pet Dental Health Month!

February is Pet Dental Health Month!

Receive 10% off your pet’s Dental Health Care in February.

Dental care is more than just a cure for bad breath. Just like people, pets need preventative dental health care to avoid painful problems later in life.

Here are some things to think about while you’re brushing your teeth:

  • More 8 out of 10 dogs, and 7 out of 10 cats show signs of poor dental health by the age of three.
  • Dental problems in pets

Recall of Iams Prescription Cat Food due to Salmonella Risk!

Feline Food Recall!

Proctor and Gamble is voluntarily recalling two lots of dry cat food that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported, but an FDA analysis identified positive results on two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs: numbers 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 and 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1.

Codes are found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

You may read more about the story here.

Anyone owning the food should throw it out. Pets can become infected and people handling the dry pet food can become infected with salmonella as well if they do not wash their hands.

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness in people and pets. If your pet has eaten the product(s) mentioned above and is experiencing diarrhea, fever, or vomiting, please make an appointment with your veterinarian. If you or one of your family members has handled any of these products and is experiencing any symptoms, please contact your physician immediately.

Customers seeking more information or a refund may call P&G at 877-894-4458.

Stay safe, and please feel free to contact University Animal Hospital with any questions!

University Animal Hospital
(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Carl Schurz Park Dog Run Schmooze!

Annual Dog Run Schmooze!

Join us at the Dog Run Committee of The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy’s

Annual Dog Run Schmooze to benefit the renovation and upkeep of our dog runs!

Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

6:30 – 8:30pm

Furry Friends NOT included in this schmooze

For more information please call Nina Mortellito (212) 828-1858 or email nina@carlschurzparknyc.org

Kittens for Adoption!

Bring home a little New Yorker today!

We have two adorable kittens available who are looking for good homes! We have one boy and one girl. The male cat is fixed and both are dewormed,current on boosters, and friendly.

Please call us on (212) 288-8884 for more information or to schedule a time to view these cuties!

University Animal Hospital
(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Start Your Pet’s Dental Program Today

You are a responsible pet owner. You take good care of your pet. But do you always remember to take care of your pet’s teeth? Pets have dental diseases and problems just like you do. Many of these problems can be avoided by bringing your pet to University Animal Hospital for regular dental check-ups and dental cleanings.

Dental disease can be avoided

Does your pet have bad breath or reddened gums?

 

Severe Tartar Buildup with Advanced Gingivitis

If so, it could be from gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when soft plaque hardens into rough, irritating tartar. Tartar build-up on your pet’s teeth can cause damage to the teeth and gums. If treated early, the gums and teeth can return to normal appearance and function. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to an infection called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a common ailment and can cause the loss of teeth.

You can prevent serious dental problems from happening by making sure your pet receives dental exams at the time of each vaccination and then annually. Since older pets are more prone to dental disease, they should be examined more frequently.

Dental Cleanings

Your pet’s dental cleaning begins with a physical examination. This is important in order to evaluate your pet’s general health. After the physical exam, your pet is given an anesthesia for a safe and painless sleep during the dental cleaning.

 

Teeth Cleaning at University Animal Hospital

The first part of dental cleaning requires the removal of tartar. This is done with a hand scaler.

Next, a periodontal probe checks for pockets under the gumline where periodontal disease and bad breath starts. An ultrasonic scaler is used to clean above the gumline while a curette cleans and smoothes the teeth under the gumline in the crevice.

Your pet’s teeth are polished, creating a smooth surface. The gums are washed with an anti- bacterial solution to help delay tartar build-up both under the gumline and on the crown of the tooth.

 

Polishing of Teeth

Finally, the doctor also administers a fluoride treatment to strengthen your pet’s teeth, to desensitize exposed roots, and to decrease infection.

Dental care doesn’t end at our hospital. A home dental care regimen, including regular brushing, can help prevent plaque and tartar buildup and fight periodontal disease. The staff at University Animal Hospital can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home and recommend oral rinses, treats and other products that promote good dental health.

October is Pet Dental Health Month. Call University Animal Hospital and set up a dental exam for your pet.

Third Annual Dog Run Schmooze!

Join Dr. Zola and Family at the Dog Run Committee of The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy’s Third Annual Dog Run Schmooze to benefit the renovation and upkeep of our dog runs!

Wine and tasty treats will be served!

Monday, October 5th

6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: $75 per person (Checks are payable to the Carl Shurz Park Conservancy, please mark your check Schmooze III )

Furry Friends NOT included in this schmooze

For more information please call Nina Mortellito (212) 828-1858

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