Color Blindness in Dogs

Is My Dog Color Blind? The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down and pumpkin spice everything has officially hit the shelves. It must be fall in New York City. Which means, walks with [...]

House Training a Puppy

Potty Training a Puppy Bringing a new puppy into your home is both fun and exciting, but it’s also a big responsibility. Puppy proofing your home, and preparing for the biggest tasks of all can [...]

Dog Grooming Tips

A Guide to Washing your Dog Regular dog grooming, while tedious, is an important part of responsible dog care. Keeping your dog clean and well-groomed keeps your house clean and your dog happy. [...]

Health Benefits of Dog Ownership

Why Dog Ownership is Good for your Health We may be a little biased, but let’s face it dogs are amazing. They’re loving, loyal and entertaining to say the least. But besides the fact that dogs [...]

Summer Dog Care Tips

Keep Your Dog Cool in NYC Say good bye to Spring and hello to Summer because it’s officially summertime in New York.  Which means, it’s time for some fun in the sun! As the weather begins to heat [...]

The Benefits of Hiring a Dog Walker

Happy Dog, Happy Home There’s no denying that you love your dog like a child. As dog moms and dads, we all understand the importance of making sure our four legged children are happy and healthy [...]

Toxic Plants That Can Harm Your Dog

Plants That are Toxic to Dogs Dogs are notoriously known for eating things that they shouldn’t, and most of the time this happens when we aren’t even looking. This includes certain types of [...]

How to Make Your Dog Happy

Is your dog happy? After hiring a professional dog walker, you might feel a bit guilty about not spending time with your pet. If you’ve noticed your dog is a little bit less happy, then [...]

Dog Exercise and Walking Tips

When Should I Walk My Dog? It’s no secret that dogs love walks, and regular dog exercise can keep you both happy and healthy. It also helps you to create a deeper bond with your dog, and can help [...]

Winter Dog Walking Safety Tips!

The weather might be warming up here in New York,  but winter is still around for a few more months. Dog walking during the winter can always be a challenge. In this post we’d like to [...]

Canine Biopsy – What to Expect

My Dog Needs a Biopsy What Should I Expect? As dogs get older, their chances of encountering a health issues increases. One way that vets can address these issues is by performing a biopsy. [...]

Canine Food Allergies

Signs Your Dog is Suffering from Food Allergies Is your dog always itchy? Does it seem like everything you try seem to fail to relive his pruritic skin? If your dog’s allergies are out of season [...]

Acid Reflux Disease in Dogs

Can Dogs Get Acid Reflux Disease? The heartburn, that uncomfortable lump in the throat…the majority of people know these symptoms all too well. Acid reflux disease affects over half the US [...]

Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

How Smart is your Dog? Have you ever wondered why some dogs seem smarter than others? Maybe it appears that they learn faster, know more tricks and behavior better than some other dogs. The [...]

Can Digging Cause Roundworms?

The Dangers of Digging Does your dog love to dig in the dirt? Those annoying holes in your yard aren’t the only thing you should be concerned about. Digging in contaminated dirt can lead to [...]

Can I Give My Dog Caffeine?

Is Coffee Bad for My Dog? As humans, we love our coffee. It’s the lifeblood that gets us up in the morning and keeps us going throughout the day. When enjoying your favorite cup of joe, you [...]

Dog Diarrhea

Signs of Dog Diarrhea Diarrhea is characterized by a loose, watery stool combined with a frequent urge to defecate. Dog diarrhea can either be linked to diet change or internal parasites. Dogs [...]

Canine Diabetes

An Overview of Canine Diabetes Contrary to popular belief, canine diabetes is a common occurrence. Actually, diabetes is as common in our domestic pets as it is for humans. According to [...]

The Worst Dog Toys

Buying Toys for Your Dog All dogs need something to chew on. Especially puppies. But the types of chewing materials your provide for your dog may do more harm than good. Knowing which toys give [...]

The Best Dog Toys

Investing in Dog Toys Every dog owner wants to give their dogs the best. From the best food to the best dog toys, owners will research for hours on what items they need to ensure their dog is [...]

Aortic Stenosis in Canines

What is Aortic Stenosis? Aortic Stenosis also known as heart valve narrowing is defined as a narrowed valve located above the heart’s aortic valve. The narrowed valve prevents proper blood flow [...]

What’s A Caucasian Shepherd?

An Incredible Dog Breed The Caucasian Shepherd is one of the hardest working dogs of all time. Although you may thing this dog got his name from being light furred, the Caucasian Shepherd is [...]

How Much Water Should Your Dog Drink?

The Importance of Hydration Does your dog drink enough water? Water may be one of your dog’s basic needs, but there is nothing “basic” about the many things water does for you dog’s body. [...]

Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs

What is Degenerative Myelopathy? Degenerative Myelopathy refers to a non-inflammatory, degenerative condition of the white matter within the spinal cord. It is a slow, progressive disease that [...]

Should I Remove My Dogs Dew Claws?

A dew claw is like a human thumb, set apart from the other digits but looks ideally the same as the four other toes. The dew claw sits high on a dog’s paw, never touching the ground and can be on [...]

Canine Cruciate Ligament injury

A Cruciate Ligament injury is characterized by a tearing, rupture, degenerative or failure of either the cranial or caudle cruciate ligaments. The canine has two cruciate ligaments located within [...]

Top Dogs You Will See in NYC

These top dogs are at the top of New York City’s most popular dog breeds to own. Big or small, New Yorker’s love them all! New York’s most popular dog breeds to won are the Golden Retriever, the [...]

How to Treat Canine Heat Exhaustion

Did you know that dogs can only expel heat through panting and through their foot pads? With such a minimal cooling system, it makes sense that dogs are at such high risk in developing heat [...]

Canine Cataracts

Cataracts are very common in dogs and even more common in dogs over the age of seven. Cataracts are defined as an opacity on the lens portion of the eye. The lens of the eye is like the lens on a [...]

Treat Your Dog Smart

You love to treat your dog and your dog loves you for treating him. You think of any old reason to give your pooch a treat, but as the day goes on and you find yourself scraping the bottom of the [...]

Healthy Living with a Happy Dog

A Happy Dog Can Change Your Life Dog ownership at any age can be a life changing experience. Choosing to buy a dog means making room for another member of the family. It takes time, dedication [...]

What Are Dog Vaccines?

Just like human vaccines, dog vaccines keep a dog from getting sick or as sick when exposed to a harmful virus. Vaccines work by increasing the dog’s immunity or defense system. By injecting the [...]

How to Bathe a Large Dog

Bathing any dog is a challenge, especially when that dog is a large breed dog. Struggling to get him in the tub, getting soaked when he shakes and trying to run him down in the middle of bath [...]

Thanksgiving Dinner for Your Dog

Thanksgiving is that special time of year we take to share laughs, memories and of course food with those we hold near and dear. Don’t leave your four legged family member out of this year’s [...]

The What, Why of Dog Cancer

Did you know cancer has become so common in dogs that over 50% of pets over the age of ten are diagnosed? With so many cases of cancer found today, dog owners are asking themselves two major [...]

Topical Flea Treatments vs. Oral

Are topical flea treatments better than an oral treatment or is the oral version better? Deciding whether to select an oral or topical flea treatment product is a common problem of pet owners. [...]

Rabies – A Fatal Canine Virus

Numerous dogs die every year from the Rabies Virus. Rabies is a zoonotic disease which means it is contagious to humans. Not only do the dogs infected with the virus die, but dogs suspected of [...]

Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog?

Spaying or neutering your dog has so many health benefits that every dog owner could benefit from. Mammary cancer, ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, pyometra (inside the uterus) bacterial [...]

Swimming & Your Dog’s Ears

Does your dog love to swim? If so, your dog is prone to Otitis Externa. Commonly known as swimmer’s ear, Otitis Externa is caused by trapped water in the lower portion of the ear canal. The ear [...]

Itchy-Scratchy Seasonal Dog Allergies

Spring is in the air, but that’s not the only thing that’s in the air. Pollen from trees, grass, ragweed and molds are enough put your dog’s spring allergies into full swing. Dogs, just like us, [...]

At Home Doggie Dental Care

Dental care for my dog? Yes, that’s right! A clean healthy set of chompers not only keeps your dog’s breath smelling fresh, but prevents tooth decay, gum disease, poor eating habits and even [...]