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Best of Durham Magazine 2017 is Here Again!

It’s that time of year again! We could really use your support and vote to tell Durham that we are the Best Animal Hospital! We think we are and we know you do too!

Posted Friday, February 24th, 2017 by Hannah S.

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How to Keep Pets Safe Outside in the Summer

The summertime means everyone is heading outside to enjoy the warm weather. Many families bring their pets outside with them, but the Durham vets at Colony Park Animal Hospital want to help keep all pets safe this summer. There are a lot of things in the summer months that pose a threat to pets when […]

Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Ashley Morrison

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How to Exercise With Pets Indoors in the Summer

As we approach the peak of summer in Durham, veterinarians are seeing many visits to Durham animal hospitals because of the weather. Sweltering temperatures can cause problems for pets such as heat exhaustion, dehydration, and scorched paw pads due to hot pavement. Pets, like their owners, can get a little stir crazy if cooped up […]

Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Ashley Morrison

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What Can Happen If You Don’t Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Pet owners may be surprised to learn dogs and cats need their teeth brushed just as frequently as humans. At Colony Park Animal Hospital, we have noticed that brushing a pet’s teeth is one of the most forgotten aspects of pet health. It may seem a daunting task, but it is important. Toothbrushes just for […]

Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Ashley Morrison

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Keep The Holidays Jolly for the Pets

Many Durham residents will say that it is the most wonderful time of the year. But, at Colony Park Animal Hospital, we too often see a happy holiday turned into a frantic rush to the local veterinarian because owners may not recognize the dangers inherent in many holiday traditions. Most often, it is because a […]

Posted Saturday, December 10th, 2016 by Ashley Morrison

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IndyWeek, Best of Durham, APS Walk

CPAH Family! We need your help! Tell the Triangle we are the best and help us help the animals at the annual APS Walk! Vote for us for Best Veterinarian, Best Boarding and Best Grooming in the Triangle and in Durham By following the links below. http://indyweek.secondstreetapp.com/l/INDY-Weeks-2016-Best-of-the-Triangle-nominations/Ballot http://durhammag.com/2016/03/29/vote-for-the-best-of-durham-2016/   Then, donate to our Vets In […]

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Hannah S.

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Looking for Kennel/Vet Assistants

Would you love to get paid for taking care of dogs and cats? Can you be depended on to responsibly complete the necessary tasks to keep a veterinary hospital clean and prepared to handle patients? If so, please submit yourself for our available full time Kennel/Vet Assistant position. Responsibilities for this position include: • Providing […]

Posted Friday, July 24th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Dog Flu Threat Increases Across America. An Article by Steve Dale, ChicagoNow

“Dog Flu Threat Increases Across America By Steve Dale, Thursday, 7/16/2015 at 7:45 am The spread of dog flu (canine influenza virus) was inevitable – and it’s now happening. H3N2, the canine influenza virus that first appeared in the Chicago area this Spring, is now in Atlanta, GA:  Asheville, NC,  in places in New Jersey […]

Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Canine Influenza Info from the CDC

What is canine influenza (dog flu)? Canine influenza (also known as dog flu) is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by specific Type A influenza viruses known to infect dogs. These are called “canine influenza viruses.” Dog flu is a disease of dogs. No human infections with canine influenza have ever been reported. There […]

Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Say NO to the Veterinary Service Tax!!!!!

There is currently a piece of legislation that will be voted on that will expand sales tax to include pet care, and veterinary services. We hope that our clients will voice themselves and tell our legislators why this is a bad idea and how it will negatively affect the health of our community. Use the letter below and […]

Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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New Hill’s Metabolic Prescription Diets!

Is your dog or cat overweight? Does your dog also suffer from joint issues? Does your cat have urinary problems? Hill’s has put on the market new dog and cat food formulas that will help you dog or cat lose weight, as well as address 2 common health concerns. This food works with your pet’s […]

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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We’re Hiring!

Are you looking for a place where you can be the go-to person? Do you love working with animals and people? If you would enjoy a career where your contributions help strengthen the human-animal bond and the challenge of tailoring your work to the doctor you are assisting, you may be the team member we […]

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Meet Dr. Erik Clary, Our Board Certified Consulting Surgeon

Erik M. Clary, DVM, MS Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Dr. Clary is a board-certified veterinary surgeon with expertise in both orthopedic and general small animal surgery. After receiving his veterinary degree from Kansas State University (1991), he pursued advanced training in small animal surgery at the University of Georgia (’91-92)and North Carolina State […]

Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Help Colony Park Reach Out!

Vote for Colony Park Animal Hospital for: Best Veterinarian in Durham County Best Place For Pet Grooming in Durham County Best Place for Pet Boarding in Durham County Voting Ends April 26th. http://m.indyweek.com/indyweek/BestoftheTriangle2015/Page    Vote for Colony Park Animal Hospital for Best Veterinarian, Groomer (Terri), and Place to Board in Durham! Voting Ends April 30th. […]

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Canine Influenza Outbreak in the Midwest

Talking Points:   Chicago Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Outbreak   What is the current issue in the Chicago area? In March, 2015, veterinarians in and around the Chicago area began to notice an increase in the number of dogs presented to their clinics for respiratory illness.  The dogs had signs involving the respiratory system including coughing, […]

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Interceptor is Back!!!!!

Finally, after several years, Interceptor is back on the market! Interceptor’s production was stopped when the factory it was being produced in was shut down due to quality control issues with HUMAN medications. Interceptor was never unsafe or had an issue with their production line. The company was working on moving to a new factory […]

Posted Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Hannah S.

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We’re Going to Crufts!

Colony Park is very proud to share some exciting news! Our own Dr. Susanne Hughes and one of our favorite clients, Ms. Carol O’Brien, have both qualified dogs for entry in Crufts, the world’s largest dog show!   Dr. Hughes will be showing her beautiful Whippet, Grand Champion Snow Hill Devils Dance In Me, “Mariah”, […]

Posted Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Hannah S.

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The End of an Era: Saying Goodbye to Jessica

Jessica will be leaving our team at the end of February to pursue a full time career in massage therapy.  She has been an important part of our administrative staff for over 10 years and we will miss her presence.  Please join us in wishing her much luck and joy in her new career!   […]

Posted Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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What is safe for your dog to chew?

Dental health is very important for dogs and one of the best ways, besides brushing teeth, to help with plaque and tartar build up is chewing. Many clients ask us what are the best things for dogs to chew on. This question seems simple but can be more complicated than you think. First of all, […]

Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Dental Month 2015!

Dental Month is coming! In celebration, we are offering a 10% discount on your pet’s dental procedure during February! Dental care is an important part of maintaining your pet’s overall good health and we are committed to helping you achieve the healthiest life possible for your furry friend. If your pet has any of the […]

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 by Hannah S.

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Feline Owner Information

Cats can be wonderful pets, or very difficult housemates. Behavioral issues in cats can be very frustrating, destructing or lead to an owner making a difficult decision to re-home. Cats also can be difficult to get to the vet and have different needs than dogs do. We here at Colony Park, are trying to make […]

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Most Common Gastrointestinal Issues

This time of year with the increased stress and changes in environment due to decorations and family coming to visit, we see many gastrointestinal issues. Often times they are related to boarding, travel, guests in the house, or foods that may be given to pets during celebration. Below are 2 PDFs that discuss Stress-Diarrhea, and […]

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Free Bag of Lean Treats!!

Next time you and your pets are in for a visit, “Like” us on Facebook and Check-In on our Facebook page to receive a free bag of Lean Treats!  Once you check-in on Facebook, see our receptionists to claim your bag! We have Lean Treats for both dogs and cats. The flyer below can be […]

Posted Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 by Hannah S.

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2014 Holiday Hours

With the Holidays just around the corner, we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of our Holiday hours for appointments as well as boarding drop-offs and pick-ups. Wednesday, November 26th           8:00am-6:00pm Thursday, November 27th            Closed Friday, November 28th             […]

Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Boarding Changes

In response to your requests, we are updating our boarding services. Beginning on December 2nd, you will have the option to choose the size of your pet’s boarding accommodations; even during the holidays! If you want more room for your pet than what we normally provide for their size, we can now upgrade to larger […]

Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Ebola and Pets

With so much in the news about Ebola, many people have expressed concerns regarding pets and Ebola. Two patients, both nurses, who have contracted Ebola while caring for patients, have dogs. The dog of the first nurse, in Spain, was euthanized out of concern of the dog spreading the disease even though there were petitions […]

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Snake Bites and Your Pet

There was a story in the Herald Sun recently about a small dog who went to the emergency vet for a copperhead bite located on a front leg and the owners spent $4000 on hospitalization and treatment. Our veterinarians and staff want you to be informed about how snakebites are often treated so that you […]

Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Bravecto from Merck Animal Health

Merck has produced an oral flea and tick prevention that lasts for 12 weeks called BRAVECTO!* Bravecto is available by prescription only from your veterinarian. The product is safe for dogs weighing at least 4.4 pounds and at least 6 months of age. Bravecto is safe for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating dogs. This […]

Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Nexgard

New Flea and Tick Prevention available!!! Merial, the makers of Heartgard, have produced a chewable monthly flea and tick prevention! Nexgard is available by prescription and only at a veterinarian. If you are tired of using topicals of have concerns due to children or other pets in the house, this product by be just what […]

Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Colony Park Animal Hospital Celebrates 30 Years!!!

30 years ago today Colony Park Animal Hospital opened its doors and began providing the best veterinary care for your furry friends.  We want to thank all of our loyal clients for allowing us to care for your pets over these three decades, we truly couldn’t do it without you! We look forward to the […]

Posted Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Hannah S.

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Tick Season is HERE!

Tick season is here!!!  If you have not been using a tick prevention over the “winter months,” now is the time to get started!  Ticks can carry nasty diseases like Lyme, Erlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  A monthly topical tick prevention or a tick collar are an easy way to protect your dog […]

Posted Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Hannah S.

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November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Pet Diabetes Month. Hopefully this post can answer your questions about Diabetes and help to make you more aware of the disease and whether or not it could be something to be concerned about for your pet. What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes Mellitus is an endocrinopathies that deals with the pancreas and insulin […]

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2013 by Hannah S.

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Halloween with Your Pet

Here is a great article found at petcentric.com to get some tips about how to handle the upcoming holiday with your dog. Halloween with Your Pet: Keeping Things Safe and Fun By Chrissie Klinger Halloween with your pet can be fun, but there may be a few challenges as well. Whether you’ll be taking your […]

Posted Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Hannah S.

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Dental Month September 2013 is HERE!!

September is Dental Month at Colony Park Animal Hospital! All dentals performed in September will receive a 10% discount. Dental disease is unfortunately a very common issue among our pets but it doesn’t have to be. Get back on track with a dental cleaning and then begin an at home regimen to keep those chompers […]

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2013 by Hannah S.

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Online Pharmacy

Many of you may not know that we have an Online Pharmacy where you can order prescription medications and prescription diets to be delivered straight to your door! There is also “Remind Me” automatic home delivery program for our clients to have medications delivered automatically when you need them. The products come straight from the […]

Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Hannah S.

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Bordetella Vaccine Protocol Change

We have changed our Bordetella Vaccine protocol. We now give an injectable bordetella vaccine that lasts for 1 year! Puppies will be give the intranasal vaccine between 8-10 weeks of age and boostered with the injectable between 14-16 weeks of age. Who should get the vaccine? Any dog that goes to dog parks, is boarded, […]

Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Hannah S.

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The 2013 APS Walk for the Animals

Help the APS help animals in need! Every year, the Animal Protection Society of Durham helps feed and shelter over 7,000 unwanted animals.  Founded in 1970, the APS of Durham has been operating to help animals in need in the Durham area, and has controlled the Durham County animal shelter since 1990. In addition to […]

Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Colony Park Animal Hospital

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Disease Spotlight: Lyme

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease (species: Borrelia burgdorferi) is a tick  borne infection common in the northeastern, upper midwestern, and West Coast regions of the United States. However, the disease is making its way further south and more cases are arising in North Carolina every year. In fact, 5 years ago Virginia was an emerging state when it […]

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2013 by Colony Park Animal Hospital

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Dental Month Extended!

Dental Month has been such a success this year that we’ve decided to extend the 10% discount through the month of April! Thank you to everyone who has taken advantage of this promotion to give your pets healthier smiles and fresher breath. If you haven’t been able to take advantage of this great discount, please […]

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2013 by Colony Park Animal Hospital

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Colony Park Celebrates National Dental Month!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and we are celebrating by offering a 10% discount on your pet’s dental procedure during February and March! Dental care is an important part of maintaining your pet’s overall good health and we are committed to helping you achieve the healthiest life possible for your furry friend. By […]

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 by Colony Park Animal Hospital

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Introducing Laser Therapy for Your Pet!

We are excited to announce laser therapy for your pet! Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment that can help reduce pain and inflammation, and speed up the body’s natural healing processes. The beneficial effects of laser therapy were recognized forty years ago, with strong case studies supporting the healing power of laser treatment. […]

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 by Colony Park Animal Hospital

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Shop for Pet Meds Online Today!

Does your pet need medication? Save time and use our new online ordering system to place your orders in the comfort of your own home. You can choose to pick up your medication at Colony Park Animal Hospital or have them delivered conveniently to your Raleigh-Durham, NC house! Our online store offers: Medication Dietary  Supplements […]

Posted Friday, April 27th, 2012 by Colony Park Animal Hospital

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