Category: Health & Wellness

Flea & Tick Prevention Options for Your Dog

Although flea and tick prevention is a good idea year-round for your dog, it is especially important during the warmer months. During the spring and summer, flea and tick populations explode. Both these pests can cause a variety of health issues in your pets. They can also bring them into your home where they can […]

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Exercising Your Dog in Winter

It’s tempting to hole up for the winter months and snuggle with your dog on the couch instead of venturing outside, but it’s not a good idea for either of you. Too much time sitting indoors isn’t healthy and your dog will end up bored and restless. To make sure your pet is getting enough […]

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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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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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Spring Health Tips for Dog Owners in Upstate New York!

With April heralding the approach of warmer days ahead, you might be feeling eager to stow your winter gear and hit the grass with your furry friend in tow. Or perhaps you’re looking to celebrate spring with a bit of sprucing up around the home. Whatever your goals for the changing seasons, check out these […]

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Pet Tech: Get Trained in Pet First Aid and CPR

by Jennifer McDonald Recently, I completed my re-certification at the Pet Tech PetSaver CPR & First Aid class at Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort. Pet Tech is the first international training center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats. Twyla and Cassi, our class instructors did an amazing job of […]

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No BonBons for Bowsers

Keep chocolate away from your dog. It’s almost here. That mid-winter holiday created by florists, jewelers and chocolatiers as an excuse for people to give roses, baubles and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to their sweethearts. Those of us who love our dogs may also want to shower them with a special treat to mark the […]

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Benefits of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Dog

“Over the last year, I had issues with my black lab having allergies to I don’t know what! I tried prednisone, allergy pills and many other things to try to cure him. Then someone told me to start giving him organic apple cider vinegar, which has magically cured him. No more itchy, sensitive skin thanks to […]

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In 2017, Make a New Year’s Resolution for You and Your Pet!

For most of us, our pets are our family. We treat them with the same kind of loving care that we treat our children. For many, our pets are our children. Unfortunately, while the number of smokers is on the decline, one out of five pet owners smoke. And, while most of us are very […]

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Prevention and Treatment for Separation Anxiety in Dogs

A destructive dog is something many dog owners have experienced at one point or another. Dogs who bark or howl excessively, chew things that don’t belong to them or have frequent accidents inside the house can frustrate any pet parent. Though it may seem like your dog is purposely misbehaving, these symptoms are actually often […]

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