Saratoga Dog Lovers Blog


How to Treat Arthritis in Dogs

As your dog ages, he may develop arthritis, inflammation of and damage to the joints, that leads to pain, stiffness and difficulty with mobility. Chronic arthritis due to age and wear and tear on joints is common in dogs, although it is more common in some breeds and tends to be more severe in large […]

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How to Keep Your Dog Calm at the Groomers’ or Vets’ Office

We love our dogs and want what is best for them. Sometimes this means a trip to the veterinarian’s office or the groomer. Unfortunately, many dogs hate visiting these places because they end up being handled, poked and prodded. They also frequently have to undergo procedures that seem frightening or invasive. Keeping your dog calm […]

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Great Games to Play With Your Furry Best Friend

Playing games with your dog has several benefits, including keeping his or her mind sharp, giving them some physical exercise and strengthening the bond between you. While there are some standard games like Fetch that just about everyone does with their dogs, it’s important to mix it up sometimes to prevent boredom. We’ve put together […]

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What to Do When Your Dog Barks in Their Crate

You love your dog and you’ve provided him with a roomy, comfortable crate with everything he needs. If he’s been crate trained from a young age, he’s probably quite happy in his crate, playing with a toy or napping. Sometimes, however, a dog starts to bark excessively when crated. It’s usually the result of having […]

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How to Prepare for Hiring a Pet Sitter for the First Time

Leaving your beloved dog behind at home isn’t easy for most pet parents.  Your good intentions might encourage you to bring your dog along on a trip, but sometimes it’s not in the best interest of your dog. Pet parents often cancel business trips and vacations because they don’t want to leave their dog home […]

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Animal Control Officers In And Around Saratoga

Below is a list of animal control officers in and around Saratoga Springs, NY. Dogs in this area will be taken to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. For more info about animal control and the Saratoga County Animal Shelter click here. Ballston Tom Shambo, 885-8706 Village of Ballston Mark Hersh, 857-6606 Dave Brown, 376-8035 Charlton Gary […]

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Common Cancers in Dogs

As a pet owner, when you hear the word “cancer” you are devastated. In most cases, dog owners first suspect there is something wrong when they discover a lesion or growth on their pet or their pet begins to show signs of illness. Sometimes, however, cancer is diagnosed when it shows up on blood work […]

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A Tribute to Riley 7/4/09 – 1/21/19

On Monday January 21, 2019, my heart was shattered when I lost my beloved beagle Riley to lymphoma cancer. It all started back in November 2018 when Riley had some nasal issues that wouldn’t go away. We took a few trips back and forth to the vet until all of his blood work and tests came […]

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Top 3 Tips – Trail Etiquette for Hiking With Your Dog

Dog & Owner Trail Etiquette Hiking is an excellent way to give both yourself and your dog some physical and mental exercise, but do you know basic trail etiquette for hiking with your dog?  Yes, it’s a thing! There are dozens of great trails to hike, bike and walk throughout the Saratoga County region that […]

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Tommy 2-3yr Old Neutered Male Pit Mix (Adopted)

UPDATE: Tommy was adopted! Tommy got a wonderful home with a young man in August 2018. He lives on a couple acres and is loving life. His name is Tommy. He is a 2-3yr old neutered male pit mix. He’s a sweet boy who has had a rough road to date. Tommy was a stray in […]

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