The Smallest Among Us: Your Guide To Pocket Pet Care

August 15th, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

pocket pet careAlthough they are unlikely to replace dogs and cats as the most popular companion animals, pocket pets have solidified their place in our society (and our hearts) over the years. Although hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, (along with others such as mice and lizards) are often thought of as being easier to care for than larger pets, this is often not the case.

Pocket pet care is not a one size fits all equation. Each type of pet has its own requirements for optimal health, safety, and comfort. Before you bring home one of these sweet little guys or gals, make sure that you can provide the type of environment that will support his or her overall wellness and longevity.

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The Rules of Pets on Public Transportation

July 25th, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

pets on public transportationIf you’ve noticed some creative pet owners lately on the subway, you’re not alone. In reaction to the October 2016 transit rule banning animals on the subway (except those confined in small travel kennels, service dogs, or those accompanying officers of the law), passengers took to social media documenting what constitutes a proper “container.”

Out of necessity, New Yorkers have to take their pets on public transportation – but that doesn’t mean it’s always permissible or easy.

Taking Your Pet to the Vet

We happily offer house calls to pets who require wellness exams and/or attention to illness or injury. If your pet needs certain tests or treatment, we’ll transport him or her back to Animal Kind.

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What to Do About Pet Water Safety? Dive In!

July 18th, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

pet water safetyWhen it’s hot, sticky, and your AC unit starts to fizzle out, where do you and your pet go? The water’s edge, of course! Luckily, there’s no shortage of ideal locations around here that offer sublime respites from the city’s humid haze. But, while the enjoyment and relief may bounce off the scale, that doesn’t mean pet water safety can be sidelined. To be sure, without the consideration of the numerous risks to your pet, he or she could be in serious danger.

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Keeping Your Senior Pet Safe Through the Summer Months

July 11th, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

summer pet safetyIt seems like those of us in the Northeast wait all winter for summer to arrive, only to let the heat of those dog-eat-dog days catch us off guard. With temps well into the 80’s and 90’s and high humidity, there’s no doubt that most of us – and our four-legged crew – will be relaxing in the AC or lounging poolside to cool down.

From ensuring hydration to monitoring for heat-related distress, all pet owners need to take summer safety precautions. However, when it comes to a senior pet, these fiery days can present more serious risks to health and well-being.

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