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Does my Dog Have Feelings?

Does my Dog Have Feelings? Many people wonder if their dog has feelings or emotions. Dogs, like humans, can experience emotions and feelings, more or less intensely, in the same way as humans do. Numerous scientific studies have been carried out verifying these data,...

Is Your Dog A Cartoon?

Is Your Dog A Cartoon? My dog is a goofball. She reminds me of a cross between Scooby-Doo, the reluctant detective, and a silly version of the heroic real-life Movie Icon Rin Tin Tin of the 1950s. “Holly” is a white German Shepherd, who on a number of occasions, has...

Be Prepared for Pet Emergencies

Be Prepared for Pet Emergencies If your pet got injured would you be able to administer basic life-saving care that could mean the difference between life and death? First Aid and CPR training classes are both offered online and in person regularly in most US cities...

Topical Pain Meds Can Kill Pets

Topical Pain Meds Can Kill Pets As many Bay State pet parents hailing from Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga, NY already realize, there are myriad human medications that are off limits for cats and dogs – and not all of them come in pill form. The Food and Drug...

Senior Dogs and Surgery 

Senior Dogs and Surgery Senior pets aren't all that much different from human senior citizens, except that their lifespans are generally shorter than what we humans experience. While conducting research on the topic of senior dogs and the risks surgery and anesthesia...

Air Travel and Your Dog in Albany NY

Air Travel and Your Dog The rules for traveling by air with your pet have evolved over the years. For instance, in 1990 I traveled from Los Angeles to Albany, N.Y. with my cat “Koko” when she was less than a year old. At that time, I was required to keep her in a very...

Can Bugs Take Up Residence in a Dog’s Mouth?

Can Bugs Take Up Residence in a Dog's Mouth? I recently was sent a link on Facebook with the image of the interior of a dog's mouth and what appeared to be ladybugs attached to its roof. The photo was, not surprisingly, disturbing and meant to alarm viewers about what...

Make Your Picnic Safe for Your Pooch in Albany NY

Make Your Picnic Safe for Your Pooch The lazy days of summer offer lots of opportunities to share good times with our four-legged friends. But that fun can quickly turn deadly if our pooches ingest something toxic or get too much heat and sun. Here are a few tips for...

Is Vomiting Cause for Concern in Albany NY

Is Vomiting Cause for Concern Sometimes it seems like my dog “Talia” will eat anything she comes in contact with. I’ve literally had to pull everything from a tomato plant to a pair of snow skis from the clenches of her adult German Shepherd jaws. Given the...