Pets


Photos provided by Joseph D’Abbraccio/Catskill Veterinary Services

Zorro with his Holter monitor and vest.

Heart abnormalities in young dogs

Spaying and neutering your pets is very important. Veterinarians have been recommending spaying and neutering dogs and cats by six months of age for quite some time. Today, there are several opinions about spaying and neutering pets, particularly dogs, before 12 months of age.


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A shaggy coat of hair is a typical symptom of Cushing’s disease in horses.

Beware of Cushing’s disease in horses

Definitely more than just “old age,” veterinarians are seeing equine Cushing’s disease, or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) as it is also known, more frequently now that advances in veterinary medicine are allowing our equine friends to live longer lives.

Pet bird show

LIBERTY, NY — The 26th annual Pet Bird Show, hosted by the Catskill Exotic Bird Club, will be held at the Liberty Firehouse on Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is one of the longest-running exotic bird shows in the country.


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You can learn how to paint your pet at fundraisers for Dessin Animal Shelter later in September.

‘Paint Your Pet’ fundraisers for Dessin

HAWLEY AND HONESDALE, PA — In late September, “Paint Your Pet” party fundraisers for the Dessin Animal Shelter will take place in Hawley and Honesdale. Pet portrait artist, painter and art instructor Jill Carletti will guide participants in painting their own pet portraits.

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