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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. Small breeds and some large breeds (Greyhounds and Standard Poodles...

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Gear Up for Winter Dog Walking

Gear Up for Winter Dog Walking

Well, it looks like Old Man Winter has finally decided to send some real weather to Staten Island, but that doesn't mean dog walking can be postponed. Here’s how to keep you and your dog cozy on cold days. Buy a good quality jacket All but the largest, hardiest of...

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Cats, Cars and Cold

Cats, Cars and Cold

Most people have heard of rodents getting caught in car engines, but did you know that cats occasionally get stuck under hoods too? This happens because stray cats hide under cars in order to stay warm on cold nights. Sometimes cats will climb inside the engine to...

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Black Cats & Halloween: Keep Them Safe!

Black Cats & Halloween: Keep Them Safe!

Black cats have never had it easy. In some cultures — and for many individuals — they represent bad luck or misfortune. Like black dogs, they’re often overlooked at shelters and rescues in favor of lighter colored, “more photogenic” types. And perhaps most...

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Dog-Friendly Apple Picking

Dog-Friendly Apple Picking

Nothing says fall vibes like some good old-fashioned apple picking. So, grab your pup and your best flannels and get ready to romp through rows of apple trees together! Here’s the low down on dog-friendly apple picking near Staten Island. Head out to Alstede Farms in...

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July 15th – National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th – National Pet Fire Safety Day

Since Disney released the animated version of “101 Dalmatians” in 1961, most people know Dalmatians by name. Their white coats with black spots are quite distinctive. They were a well-known breed even before that, but were known as “firehouse dogs,” “fire station...

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Keeping Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July

Keeping Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July

Animals do not like loud noises, and need to be heavily distanced from them, or kept away from them altogether to ensure their overall safety and peace of mind for you, their owner. The following are tips are from The Humane Society of the United States:   Keep pets...

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Celtic Canines – Irish Dog Breeds

Celtic Canines – Irish Dog Breeds

Ireland is known for green, rolling hills; strong, vibrant people; and unique, native dog breeds as noteworthy as their country of origin. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve rounded up the nine best (and only) Irish dogs. (Note, while there are other breeds believed...

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