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News & Events at Care First Animal Hospital

As Care First Animal Hospital is your neighborhood vet and loves to be involved in the local community, we participate in and sponsor many events throughout the year. Keep up with the latest pet news and events in Raleigh, NC and the Triangle area by checking back here regularly. If you have any questions about our veterinary events or news, please contact us at one of our locations.

Ultrasonography and Radiology Q&A with Care First Animal Hospital

Ultrasonography & Radiology What is the Difference? Which is Better for my Pet? If both look at my pet’s insides, what is the difference between a radiograph and an ultrasound? Radiographs give us a good overall picture, showing the general size and shape of organs, as well as their position relative to one another. Ultrasound gives …

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Training Talk: Why Does My Dog Do That?

Mary answers some of the most common questions she gets as a dog trainer. My dog barks at everything!  Why and how can I stop it? Dogs bark for many reasons:  to alert us of a stranger, to odd noises, and out of boredom.  Most problematic dog barking is due to boredom or loneliness.  Some …

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Fabulous Cat Toys

Best Cat Toys for Weight Loss & Mental Stimulation Kitty toys provide environmental enrichment, exercise, and help facilitate weight loss in overweight cats. Aim to have a regular “play date” daily with your cat for at least 15 minutes. Interacting with them using cat toys allows them to “be cats” by hunting and catching their …

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Community CareGiver Spotlight: SPCA of Wake County

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is a no-kill animal welfare organization striving to create a no-kill community. Through innovative initiatives, the dedicated staff and volunteers work to place over 3,000 pets with loving families each year and assist another 13,000 animals through additional life-saving programs. Pet Adoption …

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Community CareGiver Spotlight: Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation

Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation (PMR&R) Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation is a non-profit all breed dog rescue and rehab organization based in the Triangle area since 2006. We believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age. Our Approach to Rescuing Dogs All of our dogs come into our …

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Holiday Plants and Your Pets: What Can Be Toxic?

Let’s face it – whether we like it or not, most pets like to eat plants. Around the holidays, this can be especially dangerous. But what plants that are popular this time of year are actually harmful to your pets? Let’s break it down:   Poinsettia If you’re a pet owner, you’ve no doubt heard …

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