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5 Healthy Habits Our Dogs Can Teach Us

5 Healthy Habits Our Dogs Can Teach Us Ever given any thought to our stressful lifestyles and how much different things seem to be for our pets? Fido and Felix have a way of living in the moment that we humans should emulate. In fact, our fast-paced routines lead to...

Is Your Pet a Jet-Setter?

Is Your Pet a Jet-Setter? How does your dog fare while traveling? Is he or she at ease in a carrier by your side during a long drive through Upstate New York or flight to an exotic vacation getaway? Or is the opposite true? If the latter is true, you may find yourself...

Why Should You Stop Feeding Fido People Food?

Why Should You Stop Feeding Fido People Food? Table scraps, desserts and other fat-filled foods that are common to the American diet are not good for our pets — no matter how deeply they look into our eyes and try to convince us otherwise! We as a culture tend to be...

How To Be Your Dog’s Super Hero

How To Be Your Dog's Super Hero Believe it or not, you don’t need a cape or super powers to be a hero to your pooch or kitty! Whether you’ve just brought your four-legged friend home for the first time or have shared your home with them for awhile, the time is now to...

When To Say Goodbye To Your Pet

When To Say Goodbye To Your Pet It’s a subject many of us don’t like to talk about or prefer to avoid altogether. But inevitably the day comes when we have to say good bye to our cherished pet. I had a tortoiseshell cat named “Koko” who was the most precious friend...

5 Ways To Fight Dog Boredom

5 Ways To Fight Dog Boredom As pet parents we know that a bored dog often gets into all kinds of trouble. Everything from a shredded pillow to a toppled Christmas tree (that the cat frames on the dog) to mostly eaten footwear. The very worst case scenario for a bored...

6 DIY Recipes for a Healthier Dog

6 DIY Recipes for a Healthier Dog Clifton Park pet parents are no different than pet parents throughout the US in that they spend an exorbitant sum of money on their four-legged friends every year. Would it surprise you to learn that as a nation we spend close to $50...

Christmas Gifts For Pups

Santa’s Picks for Clifton Park Dogs (and Kitties)  Do pets and pet parents in Upstate New York have a shamelessly sophisticated holiday wish list – or one that is more down to Earth? After all, this isn’t Manhattan or Long Island, yet it is second nature to window...

6 Signs Your dog Has Worms

6 Signs Your dog Has Worms No Clifton Park pet parent wants to hear that their beloved four-legged friend is plagued with parasites. But worms happen! And once you realize your dog has worms it’s important to seek veterinarian care right away. Not doing so can mean...

Holidays Dangers For Your Dog

Holidays Dangers For Your Dog It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Clifton Park and across the Capital District. Upstate New Yorkers know how to throw a celebration – perhaps better than most.    Pet parents will soon be ‘Decking the Halls,’ trimming the...

Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Dog Breathe

Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Dog Breathe  Dental check-ups for our pooches are lot more common these days than ever before. That may be because of the heightened awareness we humans have about the importance of our own regular visits to the doctor, and dentist. An ounce of...

Do Our Pets Keep Us Healthy?

Do Our Pets Keep Us Healthy? Well the jury is in. Our pets have been shown to improve our mental health and sense of well-being. Studies from various medical and mental health groups as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attest to as much. I saw a...

Benefits Of Dog’s Tongues

Benefits Of Dog's Tongues Have you ever closely examined the amazing muscle that is your dog’s tongue? Chances are you’ve gotten an up-close look whenever Fido has planted happy kisses on your face. But a dog’s tongue does more than administer affection or assist...

Dogs and ice are a bad combination

Dogs and ice are a bad combination Clifton Park has the rural appeal that attracts families with dogs. An abundance of streams, lakes, ponds, parks and wooded areas are within walking distance. More of the same are a short drive away in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Troy...