Halloween Pet Safety in Westchester:  Halloween can be full of fun, fantasy and fear for family and furry friends. But it can also be a little too scary for some pets. The American Animal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged pumpkins by being mindful of their F.E.A.R – food, environment, attire and […]

Reverse Sneezing Reverse sneezing, also known as Pharyngeal Gag Reflex or Paroxysmal Respiration, is a relatively widespread respiratory condition in dogs that is normally triggered by a spasm in the pooch’s soft palate as well as laryngeal area. It is often referred to as “reverse sneeze” because during the event, the dog is gasping air […]

HEALTHY HOMEMADE DOG TREATS HEALTH IS THE KEY INGREDIENT Treats you make yourself are a great way to control your dog’s diet, and limit the intake of fat and calories. They’re also positive alternatives to many commercial brand dog treats, which are often filled with unhealthy additives, preservatives, fillers, and byproducts. However, it’s important to […]

Rabbits are intelligent, social creatures and wonderful companions to people who take the time to learn about their needs. SPAY, NEUTER AND BUNNY-PROOFING Although most rabbits will use a litterbox, hormones may cause unneutered males and unspayed females to “mark territory.” Spaying or neutering your rabbit improves litterbox habits, lessens chewing behavior, and decreases territorial […]

So ya wanna be a cowdog? Let’s clear up some myths about why dogs eat grass. First of all, dogs do things that don’t make sense to you humans. One of those things is eating grass, and it’s pretty common with canines. You can take a lot of guesses as to why, but I won’t […]

More than 85 percent of senior dogs and cats have serious dental problems including gingivitis and periodontal disease.               If left untreated, these diseases can affect the heart, liver and kidneys.   Periodontal Disease  Periodontal disease is a progressive and painful infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. It starts out as a bacterial film called […]

Off-leash parks are a great outlet for dogs to run and play with other dogs in a securely fenced area. Follow these basic etiquette tips for bark parks: HEALTHY, IMMUNIZED DOGS ONLY It’s amazing how many people will bring a dog with kennel cough, fleas, mange or other health problems. Bringing an un-vaccinated dog to […]

Sadly, of the 4.5 million people bitten by dogs each year, too many of them are children. But nobody wants to be a canine chew toy, so here are the best ways to stay off the menu: Never approach a strange dog, especially one that’s tied up or confined. Always assume a dog that doesn’t […]

Not many subjects “breed” more misinformation than the spaying and neutering of our companion animals. With the help of the Humane Society, let’s separate rumor from truth: Rumor: Males will become less so after being neutered. Truth: In fact, they won’t suffer any emotional reaction or change of personality. Pets have no concept of sexual […]

  Yo Dog, Ya Wanna Step Outside? … and you too Miss Kitty Litter, cause this house is not your personal OUTHOUSE! It’s your HOME! Have you not yet learned where to go or, for that matter, to “hold it” awhile?  You need some corrective conditioning for this kinda #&@*! The humans could put you […]