Heartworm, Mosquitoes and Sentinel | University Animal Hospital NYC

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Apparently April is “National Heartworm Awareness Month” so this couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. The mosquito swarm is upon us and I am sounding the alarm. The winged phlebotomists we all fear, and can’t stand, are invading this very moment. I choose to believe I have received the official first mosquito bite of […]

Dental Care – The Tooth Doesn’t Have to Hurt | University Animal Hospital NYC

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

My mother’s dog Fred, who currently resides in Chicago, has breath so terrible you’ll swear that his meals consist of toxic waste with a warm glass of mold and a dash of cayenne pepper. It’s horrifying. When he barks you can smell it from across the room. This is after having a dental cleaning December […]

University Animal Hospital NYC | Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago Infects Over 1,000 Dogs

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Five dogs have died and over one thousand dogs have been sickened by a severe Canine Influenza outbreak in the Chicago area. The illness is highly contagious between dogs, and symptoms include loud coughs, fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite. Canine Influenza can lead to pneumonia, which can be fatal in dogs.

Deadly Powassan Virus Spreading Via Ticks In New York’s Tri-State Area

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The new and dangerous Powassan virus has been spreading around Connecticut. Outbreaks have been reported in Bridgeport and Branford so far. Powassan virus is worse than Lyme disease. There is no current treatment or a cure. The disease is fatal in 30% of cases. To learn more about this tick carrying disease According to Dr. […]

April Showers Bring Leptospirosis | University Animal Hospital NYC

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

It’s not an April Fool’s joke. It’s actually getting warmer. It even rained last night. I know because I walked through it in a desperate attempt to obtain popcorn.

Traveling Outside the US with Your Pets

Monday, March 30th, 2015

For anyone traveling outside the United States with pets: Call the appropriate embassy in Washington to confirm the entry requirements for your pet(s). Some embassies provide forms printed in English and in the host language for your veterinarian to complete. Some countries do not permit importation, or have long quarantine requirements. Check the requirements to […]

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