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Capeside Animal Hospital News & Updates


I have a 14yr old Lab that has several medical problems that require various medications.  I have had him since he was 6 weeks old and it breaks my heart to see him struggle each day.  He is still eating and drinking but he is starting to have accidents in the house.  I have thought about putting him to sleep but I don’t know if I could go through with it.  When will I know when it is time?  If I decide to put him down, what is involved?

Stephanie

Wilmington , NC 

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My male dog Mikey is a 6-year-old mixed breed who suffers from recurrent infections in one anal gland.  It's been 4 months since the problem first began and he has been given antibiotics which clear it up, only for the infection to return after the course has finished. He has also had antibiotics injected directly into the gland and the infection returned within days. Mikey is completely stressed over this, having to visit the vets every 2 weeks for the gland to be checked. Every time he sees the vet put the rubber gloves on he starts...



The FDA is investigating reports of illness due to jerky pet treats.  The reports mostly involve dogs, but there have been some cats who were affected.  Over the past 18 months, there has been information on 360 canine deaths and 1 feline death.  These cases have been reported in all 50 states as well as 6 Canadian provinces.

Visit the FDA website (here) for more information.



As a part of our effort to continually grow and improve, Capeside Animal Hospital will be closed every Wednesday morning from 9-10am for staff development and continued education.

If your pet experiences a medical emergency during this time, please come straight to the hospital and knock on the door. All non-emergencies will be handled as soon as the meeting is finished.

We appreciate our clients' understanding about this, and hope that it does not inconvenience anyone. Have a wonderful day!