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Pets Are Good for Our Mental Health

Pets Are Good for Our Mental Health Research has revealed that pet ownership has its benefits for people suffering from severe mental illness, according to an article on the matter at insidepetsworld.com. Pets provide us with comfort. Furthermore, people suffering...

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...

Dangerous Toys To Keep Away From Your Pet

Dangerous Toys To Keep Away From Your Pet As pet parents we take the business of keeping our pups safe from danger very seriously. That’s why it so important to regularly educate ourselves about items on the market that pose potential hazards for our beloved...

My Dog Vomited- Should I Worry?

My Dog Vomited- Should I Worry? 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...

Keep Your Dog Safe from Dognappers

Keep Your Dog Safe from Dognappers It’s a frightening topic but one that has to be looked at closely to keep your pup from becoming a victim. Even here in New York’s Capital District, including dog-friendly municipalities such as Albany, Delmar, Clifton Park and...

Do You Make These Dog Food Storage Mistakes

Do You Make These Dog Food Storage Mistakes How much thought have you ever given to the way you store your dog’s food? It’s not uncommon for those of us with busy schedules and hectic lifestyles to overlook proper storage in our haste. But there are a benefits to be...

New Pet, New Routine for the New Year

New Pet, New Routine for the New Year If you’re already a pooch parent you know how important establishing a routine is for your four-legged best friend. But have you ever really mapped one out for Fido or Fiona?   When I first adopted my dog she was eight months old...

Dogs and Ice Are a Deadly Combination

Dogs and Ice Are a Deadly Combination I remember a tragic story I heard as a youngster about a neighbor’s dog that wandered away from his Rensselaer County home early one wintry day and ended up falling through the ice on a pond about a mile away. Sadly, the pup...

6 Tips For Choosing Dog Food

6 Tips For Choosing Dog Food It’s really important to put some deep thought into finding the best food for your pooch before you settle on a brand. After all, what you feed Fido will directly impact his overall health, energy level, coat and even his longevity! My dog...

7 Questions For The Vet As Christmas approaches, many folks are considering adopting or buying their next pooch or kitty. Please remember before you shop for a pet that there are thousands of homeless cats and dogs in shelters across the US whose Christmas wish is...

How Often Should You Bathe Your Pooch Bathing a dog is just has challenging as bathing a toddler. I recall many bath times with my daughter when she was two or three years old accompanied by her screams and my frustration. In hindsight, I should have worn ear plugs...

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...