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Are You Ready to Adopt a New Fur Friend?

Hi, I'm Jake! Come to the RCAH to meet me soon - I promise you'll have a hard time walking away from my happy self! I am six years old, full grown at 65 pounds, vaccinated, neutered, with all the Lab-lovin' inside of me your world can handle! http://ow.ly/i/feDh3 http://ow.ly/i/feDjL
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We have lots of good stuff going on- follow us to get updates on our new pet loss support group, CPR class, Community Connection vaccine clinic and more  http://vetraleigh.com/events.html

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These two sweet adult cats are staying with us to give them a break from the Wake County Animal Center. Please come visit them
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Canine Influenza Reaches NC
 As many of you have heard, Canine Influenza has reached NC.
The strain that has been reported is the new one first diagnosed in the Chicago area- there is no vaccine for it. The vaccine that has been on the market for a number of years has not been shown to be cross protective. 
The bad news is that it is highly contagious, the good news is that very few animals get very sick. Just like every other influenza virus out there- dogs can shed the virus (in nasal secretions and saliva) for days before they ever show any symptoms. 

What can we do? Good hygiene is always an important step- we have ramped up our sterilization and disinfection protocols even higher in our hospital and boarding facility. We also strongly recommend boostering vaccination with an intranasal vaccine that covers Bordetella (kennel cough), Adenovirus and Parainfluenza. While this vaccine doesn't actually prevent getting the influenza virus, it does ramp up all the immune cells in the nasal passages- these ramped up immune cells are then more likely to "capture" the influenza virus before it can make your dog sick. If your dog has only received an injectable form of Bordetella or the oral Bordetella vaccine that only contains Bordetella brontiseptica- I STRONGLY recommend updating with an intranasal vaccine. 
We know this is very worrisome to everyone, if you have questions or concerns please call your veterinary healthcare team at Raleigh Community Animal Hospital
For more information visit http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/aws/canineflu/

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Canine Influenza arrives in NC- there are many things you can do to help protect your dog. First- get informed! #canineflu #canineinfluenza #dogflu http://ow.ly/PLI17

We have agility drop in agility classes starting on Saturdays. Call for more info!
#agility #dogtraining

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Summer means fun times, vacations and adventures. Do you know how to be prepared for emergencies? This can get you started: http://ow.ly/O3fdB But if you want to learn more come to our pet first aid workshop 6/28 2pm #firstaid #pets

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Great info on ticks in NC- best way to prevent tick borne disease...tick prevention. Ask us about a pill that works for three months! http://www.tic-nc.org/aboutticks.html

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Great event for the whole family! June 28 1-3 pm
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Just spent the last 2 days in Charlotte at The Carolinas Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic getting some advanced dental training. Going back in April for part three and four. Did you know 40% of dental disease is missed without taking x-rays? Thanks why we committed to having digital dental x-rays at opening!
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