Senior Dog Care & How to Pick a Vet for your Pet

In honor of senior dogs, and the extra special attention they so richly deserve, this blog is dedicated to our furry elders. The rule of thumb that 1 dog year = 7 human years is approximate, yet not entirely accurate. Think about it this way: a dog at the tender age of 6 is the…

Tips to Keep Pets Safe on 4th of July

With Fourth of July approaching, as you plan backyard barbecues and enjoying firework displays, please remember that pets may not appreciate the fanfare as much as we do! You’d be surprised to learn that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. In fact, dog shelters report a 30 – 60%…

When to Pick a Bone with your Dog

Chew bones are engaging for all dogs who love to chew and allows them to release their “inner wolf” when it comes to this instinctive behavior. Think about it…in the wild, every bit of the kill is devoured including the meat left on the bones; once satiated, the bone is buried to be enjoyed later….

Dog-toting commuters in NYC: a funny bite on the Big Apple subway

As a tourist, I have enjoyed New York’s public transit on all levels – easy-to-hail cab rides, local buses with no shortage of routes, and of course the subway; where anything goes- literally. The MTA recently placed restrictions on non-service dogs by requiring that they be contained in a carrier or bag when riding the…