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On the Road Again: Safety Restraints for Car-Traveling Pets

According to the American Automobile Association, 30.9 million Americans will drive to their vacation destinations this summer. Sixty-one percent of pet owners take their pets on vacation. If you do the math, that equals nearly 19 million car-traveling pets. No wonder pet seat belts for dogs were the topic of a recent article in the

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Will that be One Lump or Two? A Guide to Lumps on Your Dog

A lump on a dog

My telephone and email have been ringing and pinging this week with questions about lumps on dogs. The subject line of the first email said “Lump on Rump” which sounded like a line from an oncology book written by Dr. Seuss. When I examined the dog, I found a firm mass below the skin just

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Animal Hoarding: How Many Pets are Too Many?

A room full of pets

When most people think of animal hoarding, they think of the extreme cases shown on Animal Planet’s Confessions: Animal Hoarding, or similar programs on A&E and Discovery networks. Others think of the crazy, elderly cat lady, exemplified by Arabella Figg, the Squib cat dealer who served as Harry Potter’s occasional babysitter on Wisteria Walk. Despite

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Pet Food Pantries

A pet food pantry

Last Sunday, I was at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City attending a discussion of its Crossroads Community Services Program which supports breakfast for 150-200 New Yorkers three days a week, an overnight shelter and a food pantry. During the question and answer period, an audience member asked the program director, “Where is there

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Doggy Dash and Distemper

A bicyclist with a dog

On Sunday, August 7, The Animal Medical Center Doggy Dash will give man (or woman) and his or her best friend the chance to compete in tandem over a 5-mile run course in New York City’s Central Park. The AMC’s Doggy Dash is part of the 11th Annual Nautica NYC Triathlon and one of The

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