Beach Body Photo Contest!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog

  Summer is just around the corner; who doesn’t have a few extra pounds to lose? Not only does a fit pet look better, they’ll feel better too. 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight or obese. Obesity leads to several health problems including hypertension, liver disease, and a shortened lifespan. Do your ...

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Poison Prevention Week

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog, News

This week is National Poison Prevention week! We love our pets and we want to keep them safe. Most pet owners already know that chocolate is toxic to dogs, and not to let your pets near any kind of rat poison or household cleaner. But what about some of the lesser known dangers to cats and ...

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

By now, you already know how important it is to maintain healthy teeth for your pets. There are many risks of neglecting to do so: bad breath, pain, tooth loss, etc. Perhaps the most serious risk is periodontal disease. But what is it, exactly? What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is no different in pets ...

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Why Anesthesia?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

When people go to the dentist for a checkup, we usually don’t need anesthesia. So why do our pets? Our vets explain why pets need to be anesthetized for routine cleanings. The vet will start with a consultation when your pet is awake to get a general idea of your pet’s dental condition.  Most of ...

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Dental Risks

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

Our veterinarians are often asked, “Why do I need to get my pet’s teeth professionally cleaned? Aren’t dental chews and water additives enough?” While the methods we listed in our last blog post are effective in maintaining teeth in between professional cleanings, here you can learn a bit more about what can happen if your ...

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Alternatives to Brushing

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

Did you know that 85% of both cats and dogs have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years old? Neglecting your pet’s teeth leads to more than just bad breath; it can be painful for your pet and may even result in tooth loss. It’s important to keep both your dog’s and cat’s teeth ...

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Cold Weather Safety

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Blog

The winter season is finally here! Although we haven’t been hit with any snowstorms yet in NYC, it’s always a good idea to prepare your pet for the elements. Keep in mind that the tips below are general guidelines.  Pets’ cold tolerance can vary based on coat, body fat, activity level, age, and health. Be ...

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Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Blog

The holidays are just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start shopping for gifts! For pets, pet owners, and pet lovers alike, we tracked down the best places to shop for everyone on your list this season. Bark Box is an amazing site where you can order a monthly box for your dog. ...

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A Healthy Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog

Thanksgiving is the wonderful time of year in which we give thanks to all the important things and people in our life: friends, family, and our pets! Of course, you want to include your furry friends in the holiday fun, but which foods are actually safe for cats and dogs to eat? Keep reading for ...

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Blog

Senior animals are smart, loving, gentle companions; but unfortunately, they are not immune to homelessness. Older dogs and cats can be overlooked in shelters because they are thought to have “behavioral problems.” In reality, many senior dogs lose their homes to unforeseen circumstances and are in fact lovely, well-behaved pets who have been surrendered through ...

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