Tag Archives: dogs

3 Reasons To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

A kitten in a blanket

COVID-19 and Pets Reminder: Although there is no evidence pets can spread COVID-19, they can, in rare instances, contract the disease. The CDC’s holiday guidelines remind us that social distancing applies to pets too! Limit your pet’s interaction with those outside your household this holiday season. For some, being thankful at Thanksgiving is going to be difficult, given

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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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