Rabies – Protecting Ourselves and Our Pets from a Killer

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Every year in North America, the Centers for Disease Control monitor the prevalence of rabies. Thousands of wild animals test positive every year and, despite mandatory vaccines for some pets, hundreds of cats, dogs, horses and other domestic animals contract this killer. The good news is that rabies cases in people and domestic animals have […]

Rabies in Staten Island Sees 800% Increase in 2013

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Staten Island reported 49 cases of rabies in 2013, up from only 6 in 2012. That’s an 800% increase, and the dramatic rise has alarmed officials.

Fourth Of July Safety For Your Pets

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go together like … well, fireworks and the Fourth of July. While you may already have safeguards in place for people and children, there are additional things to consider for pet owners. Here are a few tips on helping your pets remain safe and happy while dealing with fireworks. […]

Ice Water Is Not Dangerous For Your Dog

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Concerned pet owners may have come across a Facebook post warning against giving dogs ice water. The post claims that giving dogs ice water can cause bloat, which can lead to a life-threatening condition called gastric dilation and volvulus, or GDV. It’s often accompanied by a seemingly true story of a well-meaning pet owner trying […]

Vaccinate Your Dog Against Lyme Disease

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Last week while lavishing my dog with some behind-the-ear scratches after a walk together in the woods, I found a tick. This was alarming for a couple of reasons. Not much larger than a freckle, the critter nearly escaped my notice. Even when I did see it, I almost dismissed it as a speck of […]

Summer Fun For Your Dog In NYC

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Whether you prefer doggie adventures on leash, off-leash, in wide open spaces or on specialized runs, New York City is filled with options for fresh air, bonding, and good times. Following is a list of pooch-friendly dog runs in Manhattan: Jemmy’s Run (Madison Square Park; East 24th St.; at Fifth Avenue): The Village Voice listed […]

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