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.
REGION — The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund grant applications are now available. Eligible organizations are those providing services in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland counties and are dedicated to rescuing, sheltering and defending animals.
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.
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.
MILFORD, PA — On Sunday, December 17, the Milford Craft Show store will host a Mittens for Kittens adoption event. For each pair of mittens sold, $10 will be donated to Jill’s Ferals. Adoptable kittens will also be available from 12 noon to 3 p.m., depending on weather. The Milford Craft Show store is located at 120 E. Harford St.
The life of a mixed-animal veterinarian—a veterinarian that sees just about all animals—is always full of unforeseen adventures and meetings with amazing people. This past month has been nothing short of stellar, and just the past week summarizes the month perfectly.
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — There will be a feline fundraiser extravaganza on October 14 at D&H Canal Park, 58 Hoag Rd.
Picture your beloved dog running in the yard with its favorite toy and suddenly, it takes a turn and gives out a yelp. Alternatively, picture your four-legged friend taking a jump off the couch when the doorbell rings and giving out a yelp.
WAYMART, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a country music hoedown on Sunday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Ladore, 287 Owego Tpk. Recording artist Nikki Briar will provide music for listening as well as getting your feet tapping and joining your friends for line dancing.
A serious, unexpected and often dangerous situation requiring immediate attention defines what an emergency is. When a pet becomes ill, it is often something that pet owners rarely prepare for but certainly something that we need to think about before there is a time of need.