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My only experience with pet rats was when my uncle would bring his furry friends along for holiday visits. I was amazed watching the rats climb on his arm or perch on … more
(BPT) — Among the many ways you can provide for your four-legged friends while making responsible choices for the environment are some of the following ideas:   Adopt your pet Adopting … more
A month ago, on a Sunday evening, I received a message from a friend that a dear friend of hers had a sick dog. Over the weekend, the dog, Mia Ali, developed shortness of breath and had extreme … more
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Since 2005, this month is dedicated to raising awareness and combating this horrible disease. As part of my column this month, I wanted to capture another unique … more
Although Philip Hone became a symbol of upper class New York City, his life began in 1780 as the younger son of a poor carpenter. At the age of 16, he joined his brother’s auctioneering … more
Vision for Riverside Dog Park HAWLEY, PA — The Lake Region Community Dock Foundation is in the process of bringing a dog park to the hounds of Hawley and beyond. The plans for the one-acre park … more
Being a veterinarian is an amazing career. It is a job filled with many highs; but while we are part of some of the happiest times, we are also there on the saddest of days. Those happy times look … more
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 … more
Animal Shelter Fund grant applications are now available The fund provides financial assistance to nonprofit animal welfare agencies throughout the Hudson Valley. Since inception, over $32,000 … more
In most cases, dogs and cats deliver their puppies or kittens without issues. However, there are rare situations when delivery does not go as planned. Several weeks ago, in the early hours of the … more
A very interesting case came into my office recently, and alerted me to an issue that may be of note to cat owners in the area. I treated a feline companion who had a nasopharyngeal polyp, which is a … more
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 … more
In recent years, pain management has become a greater concern of pet owners as well as veterinarians. Even looking back 10 years, pain management was not a topic of conversation for veterinarians or … more
For the past several years, large pet-food manufactures have been promoting “grain-free” diets for dogs and cats. The manufactures state the claim that grain-free diets are healthier, and … more
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 … more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Pets Alive has recently established an endowment fund within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. It is a vehicle for immediate and planned gifts that will provide … more
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 … more
Lyme disease has continued to be a common diagnosis among dogs, cats, horses and humans in the first half of 2018. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. The … more
HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 15 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will be barn tours to meet the animals, music with a local DJ, games and … more
Heaves, also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), is a chronic respiratory disease of horses. It is similar to that of asthma in humans. Heaves is a common and serious condition that affects … more
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