This Fall I made two visits to SPARC’s Pet Connection session with my two dogs, Freddy and Erin, and one of my rabbits, Snowy.  SPARC is an organization based in Yorktown that provides therapeutic recreation activities to people with developmental disabilities.  Through these activities individuals develop friendships, independence and inclusion skills.       Croton […]

Vet Tech week recently passed and although noted on our facebook page in a timely fashion, I am belated in honoring our technicians with the praise they deserve. Erin and Karolina are dedicated to the care and comfort of our patients and we all recognize their compassion and professionalism each and every day. Veterinary Nursing […]

FOR SOME DOG PARENTS, A DOG’S WET NOSE IS ONE OF LIFE’S GREATEST JOYS. FOR OTHERS, IT’S JUST AN ICKY MYSTERY.  You enter a room, and immediately your pooch is at your side rubbing his mucus-ridden schnoz in your face, sniffing away along with a little tongue lapping.  You react by: Ah, how wonderful and […]

Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease Recent reports of an increased incidence of a type of heart disease, called dilated cardiomyopathy, in dog breeds not typically predisposed to this disease have made their way to the FDA and also to many news outlets. Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease A connection between the affected animals […]

KEEPING YOUR PET’S PEARLY WHITES SHINY AND BRIGHT THE PERFECT DENTAL PLAN LET THE TOOTH BE TOLD According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, periodontal disease affects 80 percent of cats and dogs before the age of four. A progressive infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth, it can be very painful for your faithful […]

I know you’ll still need me. I know you’ll still feed me? When I’m 64! Make 7 your pet’s lucky number. It’s a common belief that dogs age seven years for each human year. And that’s pretty accurate, depending on his weight. But there’s another reason to consider this number as special: it’s typically when your […]

Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner than a Human’s Mouth?  Apples, Oranges, Humans and Dogs: Comparing a dog’s mouth to a human’s mouth is “like comparing apples and oranges.” Although both dog and human mouths are full of microbes, and there is some overlap in the types of bacteria between species, there is also a host […]

Do the Fall Paw Safety Dance Beware of these Falling Dangers:  The crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage can make fall the most breathtaking of seasons. Not too hot – not too cold. But despite the pleasant perks fall ushers in, it also has its share of lurking dangers for our furry friends. Here are […]

Use biodegradable poop bags made out of organic  or recyclable material; your dog will be on his way to going green.   Old blankets and sheets may seem like junk, but if you donate them to your local shelter, they are warm beds and comfort for lonely pets.   Instead of driving to the dog […]

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 […]