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Here’s Why Young Pets Need Routine

Here’s Why Young Pets Need Routine

Is there a new young pet in your life? Although it's tempting to bask in their cuteness and carefree nature all the time, it's essential to give your little furry friend stability and consistency. Here are three significant and lifelong benefits to a solid routine....

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Heartworm: Separating Fact From Fiction

Heartworm: Separating Fact From Fiction

Even though heartworm disease has been diagnosed in dogs in all 50 states, a few myths exist about this parasitic condition. Separate fact from fiction by learning from the following common myths about heartworm disease in pets.  Myth: I'll know if my pet has...

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Facts for Pet Owners About COVID-19

Facts for Pet Owners About COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, we wanted to share these three important facts to help you and your pet stay safe and healthy during this challenging time. #1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19 information While you can turn to Facebook for insider...

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Tips for Walking Your Dog in Inconsistent Spring Weather

Tips for Walking Your Dog in Inconsistent Spring Weather

Spring's fickle weather can mean less than ideal conditions for walking your dog. A stroll outside with your pup can turn into adventures in puddle avoidance and missing the mud. We at Island Pet Veterinary Hospital have some tips for how you can manage messy walks...

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Getting Your Home and Pet Ready for a Pet Sitter

Getting Your Home and Pet Ready for a Pet Sitter

Winter is melting into spring, and many of us are planning on spring break getaways. If you're heading out of town and traveling without your pet, take these steps to prepare your furry friend and your home for a pet sitter. #1: Stock an ample supply of food, treats,...

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Learning Your Cat’s Body Language

Learning Your Cat’s Body Language

Cats might seem hard to read at first, but once you know what physical cues to look for, you can start to identify what they're feeling. We at Island Pet Veterinary Hospital want to share this list of signs so you can learn what your cat is saying through body...

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Why Do Cats Need Meat in Their Diet?

Why Do Cats Need Meat in Their Diet?

Unlike dogs, cats have not evolved to be able to handle starchy carbs in their diet. Rather, cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they must eat meat to survive. You don’t have to throw your kitty a raw steak every night for dinner, but meat products must make up the...

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Our Tips for Leash-Training Your Pet

Our Tips for Leash-Training Your Pet

January is National Walk Your Pet Month. Does your four-legged companion have a hard time with walking while on a leash? Check out our tips to help you and your pet have a fun and safe walk!  What should I do if my dog refuses to go where I want them to? Bribery works...

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Your Pet’s Mental Health Affects Their Overall Well-Being

Your Pet’s Mental Health Affects Their Overall Well-Being

If your pet is suffering from anxiety or boredom, it could impact their physical health. Like humans, your pet's mental health affects their overall well-being. Here are some common physical conditions that can be brought on by stress.  Excessive grooming Pets who are...

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Providing quality, compassionate care for the pets of Cape Carteret.

Island Pet Veterinary Hospital is committed to becoming the most trusted and respected pet care provider in our community.

Location

209 WB McLean Dr.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
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Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact

Phone: (252) 702-8299
Fax: (252) 631-0383
Email: michelle@islandpetvethospital.com

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