Category Archives: Pets and Family

How to Find the Right Dog for Your Family in 2021

A veterinarian with a dog

The pandemic has increased pet ownership and has made finding the right pet for your family a bigger challenge than usual. If you are looking for some guidance on how to find the perfect new furry canine member of your family, I offer some suggestions below. Dog Breed Selector App The American Kennel Club has

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What Major Biden Can Teach Us About Dog Bites

President Joe Biden pets his dog

I follow a lot of dogs, cats, birds and the Bronx Zoo Cobra on Twitter, so the recent bite incident involving Major Biden quickly filled up my Twitter feed. The President’s press secretary, Jen Psaki issued a statement, saying that the dogs “are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their new surroundings and new people.”

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Influenza in Dogs and Cats: What You Need to Know

A veterinarian examines a dog

In August, the New York Times warned of a “twindemic”: a seasonal influenza superimposed over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Doctors, local governments and the Centers for Disease Control all urged Americans to get a flu shot to prevent a twindemic. Then, around Christmas, the Times published another article indicating the twindemic had not materialized as

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