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.
If your dog is vomiting, and you don’t know exactly why, do not panic. The first thing you should do is assess the situation to see if you can root out the possible cause(s) before moving on to the next step, which is to contact your veterinarian. Dogs do throw up from time to time,...
During your dog’s daily routine, paw wounds are always a possibility. While paw pads protect their feet, they have their limits. There may be a problem if you notice your dog walking in a pained manner or licking a paw more than normal. Know if they have a wound, how to treat it and when...
November and December are some of the busiest times of the year, filled with holiday traditions, gatherings and fun. While Thanksgiving gives you the opportunity to spend time with loved ones, it can be an overwhelming experience for your pet. Ring in the holiday season with a pet-friendly Thanksgiving with our pet safety tips! Secure...
Cat sneezes are perfectly normal and adorable – if it happens once or twice a day. After all, they may just be clearing their respiratory tract. However, sneezes can often be mistaken for other “normal” cat sounds like coughing, gagging and hiccuping. You may have even heard your cat “reverse sneeze,” which sounds like a...
Adult flea under a microscope Fleas are tiny, six-legged, bloodsucking parasites that commonly afflict pets and humans. They are drawn to sources of carbon dioxide, warmth and light because these often signal a suitable host they can jump on. Warm-blooded pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters and rats are...
When a pet undergoes surgery, whether it’s a routine spaying or more complex surgery, it can be a stressful time for the pet and owner. Understanding how to care for your recovering pet after surgery is crucial for a comfortable healing process. While your veterinarian will give you plenty of recovery information, we’ve outlined a...
Dr. Butler has been caring for our 14 year old Pugsy for over a year. She is the most caring doctor and happy we found her. So blessed to have her taking care of Pugsy to keep him going and keeping him comfortable during his late years.
You guys are the best!
- Jackie H. (Pugsy)
We’ve been coming here for about seven years, and we feel like they’re our family. Ruby got very, very sick and had to have surgery. We get excellent care here, and also they hold your hand through some tough times. It’s really a wonderful place.
- Linda (Ruby and Harley)
Wonderful experience. The staff are incredibly professional, caring, and detail oriented. Our daughter's cat is traveling to her overseas and they ensured that the cat was well taken care of, and also researched and ensured all paperwork was filled out and prepared. Thank you very much!
- Jim and Reberta P.
All of your providers, from the greeting at the front desk all the way to the doctors, are so amazing. Everyone truly cares about my dog's health and well being. I wouldn't trust anyone else with our sweet little guy!
- Alli (Gunner)
Care First at Glenwood is the BEST! This practice is simply superb- caring & capable! My experience is consistently excellent. Every doctor & staff member I have met has always been top-notch! I consistently recommend Care First to my friends seeking veterinary care for their beloved animals.
- Liz (Macintosh)
You guys always take such great care of my dogs, thanks SO much. I especially appreciate that you have always been able to fit Jessie into the schedule whenever her skin issues have acted up so much that she needed to be seen.
- Sarah (Jessie)
Dr. McConnell and team are the best. They have always treated my dogs like family. I would recommend Care First at Tryon to any new pet owner or anyone looking for personalized care.
- Keri (Zoe)
We had an unusual situation with Rocky and all of the staff couldn't have been more helpful and supportive. I can't think of a single way our experience could have been better.
- Gail S (Rocky)
My cat is not a fan of going to the vet, but this visit did not seem to bother him at all. I was already very happy with this veterinary practice before this visit, but if possible I think like them even more!