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Could Your Pooch Be the Next ‘Pupcasso?’

Could Your Pooch Be the Next ‘Pupcasso?’ We’ve heard about exotic animals turned artists that cover a canvass with their signature brush strokes. Well, have you ever considered how your Clifton Park pooch would fare with a paint brush in his mouth? Believe it or not,...

Is My Dog’s Poop Normal?

Is My Dog's Poop Normal? Ask any veterinarian and they’ll tell you that a pet’s poop can tell them a lot about their overall health and digestive system. That’s why it’s always a good idea to take note of their stools on a daily basis. If you see a change for more...

Can Senior Dogs Handle Surgery? 

Can Senior Dogs Handle Surgery?  Senior pets aren't all that much different from human senior citizens, except that their lifespans are generally shorter.  While conducting research on the topic of senior dogs and the risks surgery and anesthesia pose, I...

Unhealthy Snacks For Your Pup

Unhealthy Snacks For Your Pup   It’s sort of a no-brainer not to feed your pooch table scraps, desserts and all the other fat-filled foods that are common to the American diet. After all, though portion control can help somewhat, we, as a culture tend to be morbidly...

Are You Trained to Handle Pet Emergencies

Are You Trained to Handle Pet Emergencies If your pet got injured would you know what to do? The ability to administer basic life-saving care can mean the difference between life and death? First Aid and CPR training classes are both offered online and in person...

Time for You and Your Dog to Spring Forward!

Time for You and Your Dog to Spring Forward! The groundhog has already seen his shadow, Valentine’s Day is over and we’re fast approaching the Vernal Equinox, which is set to arrive March 19. The arrival to the Northeast US of longer days and warmer temperatures is...

Ways Coconut Oil Benefits Our Pets

Ways Coconut Oil Benefits Our Pets Coconut oil can be found in our cosmetics and its healing properties are claimed to include skin softener and protecter. But it’s also known to increase our metabolism, fight infections, improve brain functions and as a dental decay...

Mental Exercise is Important for Dogs

Mental Exercise is Important for Dogs Most Clifton Park dog owners realize the importance of daily physical exercise for their pooches and develop a routine to keep them at the top of their game. However, the importance of mental exercise to their dog’s overall...

7 Tips to Finding the Best Pet Sitter

7 Tips to Finding the Best Pet Sitter It’s never too early to start planning for your vacation if you won’t be taking your four-legged pal(s) with you. Finding the right pet sitter can be challenging, but there are a handful of things to consider to make the process...

Dog Facts We Take for Granted

Dog Facts We Take for Granted Those of us who are lucky enough to share our lives with a pooch already know they’re capable of incredible things. After all, they didn’t inherit the title “man’s (and woman’s) best friend” for no reason. So how many amazing canine facts...

Ways to Make Your Dog Less Lonely

Ways to Make Your Dog Less Lonely If your pooch is the only four-legged child in your home you may want to consider ways to stave off her or his boredom and loneliness. Of course, the first solution that comes to mind is bringing home a playmate. Dogs are pack animals...

Is Your Dog’s Bed Making Him (and You) Sick?

Is Your Dog's Bed Making Him (and You) Sick? When your dog’s eyes itch, his nose runs, he sneezes and gets a skin rash the last thing you probably suspect as being the possible source of his allergy symptoms, would be his bed. But surprisingly, his bed could very well...

Doggie Footwear

Doggie Footwear Winter in the Northeast can be brutal. Nor'easters, ice storms and knee-high slush are tough enough for we humans to navigate on foot. But what about our beloved four-legged friends?  Even though I'm not originally from Clifton Park, I did grow up in...

10 Things Your Vet Wants You to Know

10 Things Your Vet Wants You to Know Believe it or not, your love for your pet is not exclusively your own. That may sound like a strange statement. But it wasn’t until a recent life-or-death situation with my own pet that I came to realize just how much veterinarians...