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Dealing with Dog Cancer

Dealing with Dog Cancer Is Canine Cancer a Death Sentence? The leading cause of death in dogs over the age of two years is cancer. In dogs 10 years and older the risk of developing cancer increases exponentially, according to a blog post from April 2017 from...

Different Dog Sleeping Positions

Different Dog Sleeping Positions Why does my dog sleep this way… It’s pretty common knowledge that cats spend a lot of time sleeping every day. But you might be surprised to learn that pooches like to snooze 12 to 14 hours a day, too. And puppies, senior dogs and dogs...

Different Dog Sleeping Positions

Different Dog Sleeping Positions Why does my dog sleep this way... It’s pretty common knowledge that cats spend a lot of time sleeping every day. But you might be surprised to learn that pooches like to snooze 12 to 14 hours a day, too. And puppies, senior dogs and...

Tips for Boarding your Dog

Tips for Boarding your Dog Boarding  is one of the biggest sources of anxiety for both dogs and their owners, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways to give your dog a positive boarding experience while you’re out of town. Once you have found the perfect...

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...

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...

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...