For Our Canadian Friends

by Kevin Myers on October 23, 2014

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We stand with our Canadian friends as they deal with this senseless tragedy. We are proud to be your friends and neighbors.


Dog-on-Exam-TableWith all the hyperbole about Ebola in the news, the question about whether this disease is transmissible to and from our pets is still an open one with no definite answers. But according to the CDC’s “Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets”, the probability seems low, as reflected in the following statements:

The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets. While the information available suggests that the virus may be found in several kinds of animals, CDC, the US Department of Agriculture, and the American Veterinary Medical Association do not believe that pets are at significant risk for Ebola in the United States.

At this time, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread Ebola to people or other animals. Even in areas in Africa where Ebola is present, there have been no reports of dogs and cats becoming sick with Ebola. There is limited evidence that dogs become infected with Ebola virus, but there is no evidence that they develop disease.

Some information in this article was taken from Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets published on the CDC website. You can read the entire CDC article at






Dr. Sophia Yin

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Dr. Sophia Yin on Monday, September 29th. She was an extraordinary human being whose knowledge and passion for the care, handling, and training of dogs in a non-stressful manner was infectious. Although her loss is immeasurable,  the legacy and knowledge she left behind is […]

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Fall Activities for your Dog

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With fall approaching, our dogs check the weather blogs daily in anticipation of their favorite season. Fall is a cornucopia of activities our K9 companions live for. The following, incomplete list of activities are on many a dog’s fall itinerary.   Cool weather changes an older dog’s brain to the point where they figure a […]

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Why Being Angry at your Older Dog is Normal

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When squared upon, the Hannya mask is an angry and imposing visage. Yet, a slight tilt of its head can bring sorrow and pain into view. As our dogs become older, behaviors that once elicited joy, laughter, and even a bit of egging on become moments of anger. Laughter is replaced by an angry voice […]

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11 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

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With the unofficial start of summer here, and what is predicted to be one of the hottest, wettest and most humid seasons in New York City ahead, you’re not the only one who will be seeking relief from the heat. This time of year can be especially brutal for dogs. John Ziegler, dog well-being expert […]

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Five Tips to Finding Great Dog-Friendly Rentals

June 2, 2014

One of the biggest causes of pet abandonment is due to relocation and not being able to find pet-friendly housing.  It’s a stressful time for pet owners and they are sometimes put in that tough position of having to get rid of a pet. However, with enough planning, people can find not only dog-friendly housing, […]

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The Best Treat Pouch in the World

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Treat pouches are not ancillary, they are a necessity when training your dog. However, finding one that is up to snuff has always been a bit bothersome for me. I like the clip-on kind with an easily washable pocket, yet finding one that is well made, well designed, and worth the money has not been easy. […]

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Brachycephalic Dogs – Popular Breeds – Nutrition – Health Problems

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To someone who does not know much about dogs and different types of dogs, the term brachycephalic probably sounds scary or daunting, like the name of some disease or something. And you might think that the term brachycephalic dogs means that there is something wrong with these particular breeds. However, this is not the case. […]

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Rules for Brushing your Dog

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For some, brushing and grooming a dog is a ritual on par with the Japanese tea ceremony; an observed, practiced kata that is an art form unto itself. For others, it is a chore to be undertaken after we’ve spent hours looking for a brush; then another hour chasing the dog. Of course, all this […]

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