A responsible pet owner should always be watching out for the health of their four-legged friend, and that means being able to determine what’s normal and what might be a sign of something serious.
Take a walk through the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center on our Port Washington, N.Y. campus and you’ll see our medical staff tending to animals with a variety of illnesses, injuries, and ailments. One example of an animal that arrived at our campus in desperate need was Yogurt. The adorable young Shi Tzu who arrived from … Continue reading Yogurt: A New Beginning
There are some pretty clear dos and don’ts of puppy parenting: Do dress up your dog for Halloween, don’t feed it chocolate, and maybe let it sleep in your bed. But should you feed your dog Thanksgiving leftovers? The answer is not so clear.
A local vet is raising awareness about a bacterial disease called Leptospirosis, which has been spreading and infecting dogs on the Upper West Side. The city says that reported cases have not increased, but vets tell us that they have seen an increase in the number of dogs they treat with the disease.
Some animal experts, including the late Los Angeles veterinarian Dr. Doug Kramer, who lost his own battle with cancer in 2014 at age 36, believe that dogs and cats suffering from chronic pain, inflammation or other end-of-life issues should also be allowed the opportunity for the benefits of “pot therapy.” Others disagree and say, “pot isn’t for … Continue reading Marijuana: Is ‘Pot Therapy’ Legal for California Dogs and Cats?