Category Archives: Dogs

Update on New York City Bordetella Vaccination Requirements

Two veterinary professionals examine a dog

Clients of the Animal Medical Center may have noticed a change in the frequency for their dog’s Bordetella vaccination reminder. Previously, reminders were sent every 6 months. Now, like most other vaccinations, reminders will be sent annually. So why the change? What does the Bordetella vaccine protect against? You might know Bordetella vaccine as the

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How to Get the Skunk Smell Off Your Dog

A dog looks unhappy while getting a bath

Last week, one of the callers to my radio show, “Ask the Vet” on SiriusXM Stars Channel 109, asked how to get the skunk spray smell off their dog. There are a number of homemade and commercial remedies of varying effectiveness, as well as other safety risks you should be aware of after a skunk

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Dogs and Tennis Balls: It’s Not Always a Match

An x-ray of an intact tennis ball in the stomach of a Labrador retriever

The US Open tennis championship begins next week at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, just across the East River from the Animal Medical Center. The Open is the first major international tennis event in the COVID-19 era. It will not be quite the same event as in previous years, but the

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Dog Park Safety During COVID-19

Dogs play at a dog park in New York City

As cities and states relax stay at home orders, playgrounds and public spaces are once again open for enjoyment. In New York City, dogs are rejoicing because the dog parks, closed since April 6th, opened on July 7th. Keeping your dog safe in the dog park has always been important, but amid the COVID-19 pandemic,

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