Why Adoption?

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Pets Adopting a cat or dog from a shelter offers benefits, not only for the four-legged It is nearly impossible these days to go out for a drive and avoid seeing the stickers and magnets on cars that say “adopt a pet”, or “I love my shelter dog or cat.” Although it may seem obvious [&hellip
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Cat Food Recall

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Premium Edge, Diamond Naturals and 4health Dry Recalled Due to Possibility of Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond [&hellip
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If ‘Icky’ Worms Are in Your Dog’s Heart, Blame Mosquitoes

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Mosquito By Robin Brennen Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis. This parasite is transmitted through the bite of an infected female mosquito; mosquitos are infected by feeding off a dog that has heartworm. Don’t worry, pet owners; heartworms are very rarely transmitted to humans. We are not [&hellip
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Dog (and Cat) Breath Smells Like Bigger Problems Ahead

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Proper dental hygene is important for your pet's health by Robin Brennen Why do two-thirds of well-meaning pet owners often ignore their veterinarian’s recommendations for proper dental care? I suppose we all hate going to the dentist, so maybe there is a bit of anthropomorphizing going on. But the fact is the American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 [&hellip
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Are You Ready to Adopt a Pet?

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Before adding a four-legged member of the family, learn the ABCs of adoption and care On Sunday afternoon, the Animal League hosted the Mutt-i-grees Mania pet adoption expo at Hudson Park Pier 40. The final event of the League’s “Get Your Licks on Route 66” animal adoption tour, Mutt-i-grees Mania featured three mobile rescue units [&hellip
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Who Will Save Them?

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Pets

Politicians argue over best way to save beleaguered animal shelter system   Most elected officials and animal rights advocates agree that New York City’s public shelter system is desperately in need of reform. Shelters are grossly overcrowded and understaffed, the city spends only 10 percent of the Humane Society’s recommended $8 per capita on its [&hellip
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Pet Project

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What you need to know about picking the right Furry (or not so furry) friend for your family By Suzanne Reisman Make no bones about it: kids love animals. A family pet—whether a dog, cat, bird, rabbit, lizard or even a rat—can enrich your child’s life. However, getting a pet shouldn’t be a snap decision, [&hellip
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Ask the Vet: Sore Sockets: Hip Dysplasia

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Treating a common canine dilemma By Babette Gladstein Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a significant health problem among all dogs. It has been estimated by many veterinarian organizations that up to 30 percent of the canine population are afflicted with this painful hip-socket condition. As a result of the widespread nature of this problem, a [&hellip
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