Category Archives: Pets and Family

September is National Preparedness Month: How to Protect Your Pets

A veterinary professional kissing a dog

September is National Preparedness Month. New Yorkers have faced many challenges over the past two decades, starting with 9/11, followed by Hurricane Sandy and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. People and pets have been affected by all three of these disasters. The 2022 theme for National Preparedness month is: “A Lasting Legacy.” This theme encourages

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Less Than 5% of Pet Owners Know How to Handle Pet Food Safely. Do You?

A dog with a bowl of food

I started 2022 with my suggestions for choosing the right food for your pet. This week I want to follow up with some tips for safe handling of pet food and treats, based on the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidelines. These guidelines are designed to protect pets and pet owners against infectious

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Pet Insurance: What New Pet Owners Need to Know

A woman and a dog on a bed

With pet ownership on the rise, many new pet parents are considering pet insurance for the first time. I answer some common questions in the blog post below. What insurance coverage does my pet need? First ask yourself what you want the insurance to cover. Do you want coverage for annual wellness care or accident-only

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