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Pet Owners’ 5 Most Common Fourth of July Mistakes

By |2019-06-20T18:20:04+00:00June 20th, 2019|Pet Health Awareness|

There is a lot to love about the Fourth of July—the get-togethers, merriment, and fireworks—but those same things make it a scary and potentially dangerous day for pets. Pet owners can easily get caught up in holiday celebrations and forget to take extra steps to keep their pets safe and healthy. Whether you’re hosting a [...]

3 Common Pet Allergies

By |2019-05-07T19:45:03+00:00May 7th, 2019|Pet Health Awareness|

Spring has arrived and—no surprise—so has the pollen and insects that cause flare-ups of our allergies. People often experience annoying allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and sniffling, at this time of year. Your furry friend can relate. Cats and dogs can experience the unpleasant symptoms of allergies, too, but their allergies manifest [...]

Does My Pet Need Heartworm Prevention?

By |2019-04-30T18:29:16+00:00April 30th, 2019|Pet Health Awareness|

Heartworm disease is a deadly condition that affects pets throughout the United States. Although the risk is greater in the hot, humid southern states, pets in New York are still in danger. According to the American Heartworm Society, local veterinary hospitals diagnose up to 25 cases of heartworm disease per year. Fortunately, the disease is [...]

Reports of Canine Influenza in Brooklyn and We Have the Vaccine

By |2018-05-15T20:01:40+00:00May 15th, 2018|Pet Health Awareness|

Several owners have recently inquired about reports of dogs testing positive for Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in the Brooklyn area. Canine Influenza is a flu virus that is highly contagious with clinical signs similar to the upper respiratory signs of canine infectious tracheobronchitis (“Kennel Cough”). Infected dogs may develop a persistent cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, [...]

National Puppy Day

By |2018-03-23T14:41:54+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Pet Health Awareness|

Is there anything better than a puppy? I love puppies for their sweet milky breath, their floppy-limbs, and wagging tails. The way their hips sway when they walk, their rough and tumble play, and their wet slobbery kisses sometimes followed by sharp-toothed nibbles. To me, puppies are pure happiness. During the course of my day, [...]

National Cat Day

By |2017-10-29T00:06:18+00:00October 28th, 2017|Pet Health Awareness|

My daughter Phoebe and I are absolute animal lovers. We ogle dogs in the street, melt at Instagram animal posts, and love to watch every animal video available. But we both agree and would argue that among the nearly 9 million animal species on Earth, the species that is the pinnacle of evolutionary design and beauty, [...]

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