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Fur Times | June 4, 2020

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How to Tire Out Your Dog in 20 Minutes Without Becoming Exhausted

March 21, 2016 |

Running is a very important basic exercise for your dog. All dogs need daily exercise to maintain good physical and mental health. Read More

Why Annual Vet Visits Are Important For Your Cat

March 21, 2016 |

If you’re like most cat owners in New York City, your thought process regarding taking your pet to the vet probably goes something like this: My cat is eating and acting normally, and he never goes outside or is exposed to other cats so he doesn’t need vaccines. Plus, he stresses out and pees every time I put him in his carrier. I’ll just take him to the vet when he’s sick. Read More

Do Dogs Help Humans Reduce Stress?

March 21, 2016 |

Studies show that interactions with therapy animals can decrease stress in humans. Playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. These hormonal changes can help alleviate stress … Read More

Are All White Cats Deaf?

March 20, 2016 |

Genetic deafness is a defect that, when present, is linked to the “W” gene, found in white cats. It is a myth that deafness is related to blue eyes. However, the gene related to deafness is directly linked to white hair. That’s why we can find deaf white cats with blue, green, yellow eyes. Read More

Are Pet Vaccinations Needed Yearly?

March 20, 2016 |

If you have been following the standard guidelines for pet vaccinations you have probably been submitting your cat or dog to a painful shot as well as the anxiety of a visit to the vet every year in an effort … Read More

Holiday Safety for Pets

March 20, 2016 |

The holiday season—or, what we consider late October through early January—is once more upon us. But before you break out the candy, turkey, champagne, or whatever else you have the tendency to overindulge in, keep in mind this season can hold some danger for your pets. Read More

What is Leaky Bowel Syndrome? (Part 2- Treatment)

March 20, 2016 |

Next, I’d like to explain how I approach Leaky Bowel Syndrome when treating patients. The first aspect of improving an animal’s intestinal environment involves making dietary changes. Every pet has a different level of reactivity to food borne allergens, so finding out your pet’s specific food allergies may require some watchful experimentation. Read More

Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

March 20, 2016 |

Making sure your dog has a well balanced diet is essential, as well as knowing what foods to keep your dog away from. Here are the 10 foods you should never allow your pooch to eat.

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