Category Archives: Pets and Family

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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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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