Deaf Dogs, Good Lives

Deaf dogs can live full and happy lives

Do you know any deaf dogs? It’s not that common, but deafness in dogs does exist. Whether a dog is born with a congenital condition that causes deafness from birth, or is a result of illness or injury, they can lead happy – even joyful – lives, with a little help from us. But what do we need to do to ensure our deaf dogs can cope, be safe, and have fun?

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital explores deafness in dogs and how we can help hearing impaired dogs live their best and safest lives.

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The Wonderful World of Clicker Training

Clicker training is a great way to train dogs

So, you’ve adopted a new puppy or adult dog. Food, toys, and beds have all been purchased; the first wellness exam is done; parasite protection is covered; microchipping is complete. Next up on the agenda is training, but with so many options available, how do you know which method is right for you?

Time and again, research has shown that animals respond best to positive reinforcement. At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we couldn’t agree more! Clicker training is a popular choice due to its ease and effectiveness – and the fact that it works with both dogs and cats (yes, cats can be trained!).

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Wine and Whine? How to Teach Your Pet Table Manners

Pet table manners can help your pet have fun at pet-friendly spots in Brooklyn.


Do you spend each meal trying to ignore puppy dog eyes? Does dinner prep involve tripping over the dog or shooing the cat off the counter? If you struggle with poor pet table manners, you’re not alone. Fortunately, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to help!

Are You Part of the Problem?

It doesn’t take much to reinforce undesirable behaviors in pets. If you feed your dog from the table or pet your cat each time they’re on the counter, you’re actually contributing to poor pet table manners. The first step toward having a more polite pet is to check your own behavior and make any changes that might be necessary.  

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Out and About: The Rules and Limits of Dogs in Restaurants

Having dogs in restaurants can be fun for pets and owners, but is it sanitary?

Dining with dogs sounds like a great idea, but is it truly as fun as it sounds? For well-behaved, fully vaccinated dogs and canine lovers, it’s a dream come true. For everyone else, well, dogs in restaurants are tolerated as long as they abide by the rules enforced by the Health Department. The al fresco experience isn’t lost on dogs, and when it’s done the right way (at the right place), everyone wins.

State and City

A few years ago, New York state legislature passed a bill that eased restrictions for dogs accompanying their owners on the patio or outdoor seating area. It’s been three years now since NYC’s health department followed suit, but each individual establishment can decide if they want to allow dogs on their property.

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