Pets

Canine unit demo at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — E. B. Crawford Public Library will hold a police canine unit demonstration led by Fallsburg police officer Chris Rosa on Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Officer Rosa has been with the Fallsburg Police Department for 18 years and has been a canine officer for approximately 12 years. Learn how dogs are trained and what they can do.


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Diabetes in cats

Diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes,” is a disease of the pancreas that results in the body’s inability to either make or use insulin. The pancreas is a small organ located near the stomach, very much like the pancreas in humans. The pancreas provides two functions. One is to produce enzymes that help with digestion.


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Our pets need dental care too

Dental care is very important for human health, and the same thing applies to a pet’s overall health. Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Over 80% of dogs and cats over the age of three have dental disease.

Winter weather affects animals too

Winter in our region can be quite unpredictable. Sometimes we experience extremely cold temperatures, as we did this past week; while at other times during our winter months, we can have temperatures in the 50s or 60s. It is extremely important to be aware of the rapid and harsh weather changes, as they affect animals too.


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Holiday dangers

During the months of November and December, veterinarians treat many patients that encounter toxins. Certain foods and plant toxicants are more commonly associated with this time of year. Read further to learn more about some of the most common toxicities.

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