What’s Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint? 

Have you ever wondered what your pet’s carbon footprint is? It probably comes as no surprise that pet ownership isn’t exactly good for the planet.

The production and transportation of pet food, toys, supplies, and all of the materials that go into medical procedures use up resources, create waste, and generally put a burden on the planet. 

So, what’s a conscientious pet owner to do? 

Reducing Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

A 2017 study out of the UCLA found that dogs and cats are responsible for a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by animal agriculture. Fortunately, reducing your pet’s carbon footprint is relatively simple!

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Mythbusters: The Rabies Edition

A crazed-looking dog bares its teeth to the camera

To many of us, rabies seems like an exotic or even old-fashioned disease, perhaps conjuring images of Old Yeller and the like. Although it’s hard to imagine it as a threat to our or our pets’ health, rabies is a real and ever present danger even in the modern, developed world. 

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital we want our pet owner to know how serious of a responsibility it is to protect our pets and set some of the misinformation about rabies aside.

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Preventing an Emergency: Brooklyn Pets in the Heat

A woman and her dog play in a public fountain

You know it’s bad when the OZY Fest and the NYC Triathlon get cancelled, but what are residents of the Burroughs supposed to do at home without fully functioning air conditioning? This summer’s power outages may have surprised few, but to be taken off the grid for repairs and maintenance is a tough pill to swallow, especially for those of us with animals to care for. 

Brooklyn pets in the heat take on their own specific safety requirements. Luckily, the strategies necessary for people to avoid heat-related illness or injury is exactly the same for the health and welfare of animals.

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Building Blocks: A Pet First Aid Kit

Just like you (hopefully) have a first aid kit for yourself and your family, it’s important to also be prepared with a pet first aid kit. Nicks and scrapes are bound to happen if you have pets. And although none of us likes to think about it, natural disasters, injuries, and illnesses can and do happen both close to and far from home.

A first aid kit is a critical first step in being prepared should a pet emergency arise. With a little preparation and planning, pet parents can perform on the spot care to help or save their pet’s life. Once stabilized, it will likely be important to have your pet seen. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is always here to answer questions, and if you are worried about your pet, don’t hesitate to seek veterinary care immediately.

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