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Should You Sleep With Your Dog?

To Sleep or Not to Sleep with Your Dog (Clifton Park Pet Parents Ponder the Matter) Seriously, is there anything in the world cuter than a puppy (or kitten)? When you meet your new pooch for the first time you are overcome with emotion and an outpouring of love. You...

Tips To Protect Your Infant from an Unruly Dog

Tips To Protect Your Infant from an Unruly Dog Pet parents in New York’s Capital District, including Albany, Delmar, Clifton Park, Saratoga and Troy, realize that introducing any kind of significant lifestyle change in the household requires forethought and...

How to Introduce a Rescue Dog to the Family

How to Introduce a Rescue Dog to the Family I recently welcomed a senior dog to my home. Sadie, a nine-year-old Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Mix was surrendered by a family with a newborn that worried about how the dog would treat the little human. Sadie cowered...

7 Lazy Dog Breeds

7 Lazy Dog Breeds Top Couch Potato Canine Breeds Identified Are you dreaming of adopting the most laid back of canine companions? Well here is a list from www.insidepetsworld.com of the top mellow breeds for your consideration: 1. Newfoundland Dog — Has been...

Protocols For Flying with Your Pet

Protocols For Flying with Your Pet   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...

How to Detect Depression in Your Dog

How to Detect Depression in Your Dog My neighbor’s dog Blake is a bundle of furry, bouncing joy. Even at six years old, he still displays many behaviors of the puppy he once was. A chocolate lab mix, Blake is a cherished member of the family who wiles away his time...

Adopting A Dog Is Good For Your Children

Adopting A Dog Is Good For Your Children Most people already know that adopting a dog has its benefits and is certainly a good thing for the pup you rescue. But introducing a canine member to your family is particularly beneficial to kids. I know this first-hand. When...

Herbs that are Beneficial to Pets

Which Tasty Herbs are Beneficial to Pets Some of the herbs we grow here in Upstate New York and regularly add to our recipes to make them more delicious are actually good for our pets. While others that are used as natural remedies for a range of health issues can...

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe July 4th

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe July 4th As spectacular as fireworks are for we humans the same can’t be said for our four-legged friends. Pet experts agree that more pets go missing on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, making July 5th one of the...

Dangers of the Heat for Your Dog

In a recent blog I talked about how the hazy, hot and humid days of summer pose a particular hazard to our pets. To underscore that fact, I want to talk about the dangerous behavior I observed in just the last week since filing that story. On one of the hottest days...

Top Ways to Love Your Pet Every Day

Top Ways to Love Your Pet Every Day If you’re like me you talk to your dog incessantly and wish he or she could understand your every word and now how much you love them. But do you ever wish you knew the best way to put your words into action? Here some top ways to...