Posts Tagged ‘Pets’

No More Gritty Kitty

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It’s probably something you’ve got lying around the house already. And assuming you’re not a hoarder, you were going to throw it out anyway: the newspaper. Shredded newspaper makes a great cat litter. It’s the ultimate in recycling. Not buying one box of litter a week can save you more than $600 a year. That [&hellip
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Ask The Vet: Cold Feet

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New Yorkers love shoes and I am no exception. In fact, I would probably define it as an unhealthy addiction. It is no wonder my dog has a closet full of footwear to rival Carrie Bradshaw’s. Alvin is a 14-pound Boston terrier who does not share my affection for shoes. Needless to say, it took [&hellip
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Ask the Vet: Calling the Shots For Your Pet

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We vaccinate our pets for the same reason we vaccinate our children: to protect them against serious diseases that can potentially be fatal. Also, some of these diseases are transmissible to people (i.e., zoonotic). As with people, vaccination may not entirely prevent the disease, but it will reduce the severity of infection. In general, dog [&hellip
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Houseguests With Love

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My friend Joe and I are redefining our domestic spaces. We’ve been turning ourselves, our high-strung ménage of cats and dogs and our sun-dappled apartment inside out. We installed two huge white bookcases (donated by our totally generous and ingenious neighbor Andrea Basile) to partition off part of the living room and thus create a [&hellip
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PET PROTEST

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A group of concerned Upper West Siders staged a Nov. 28 protest in front of Pet Fashion, a Columbus Avenue store accused of selling pets from puppy mills. The rally was the product of a month-long threat by local residents and Deborah Howard, president of national nonprofit organization Companion Animal Protection Society, to boycott the [&hellip
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