Those Pearly Whites: All About Cat Dental Care

Cat dental care keeps your cat healthy

Cats are living longer now than they did 20 years ago, thanks to indoor living, better nutrition, and improved veterinary and home care. They are also considered to be fiercely independent, and we love that about them, but that may make it easier to overlook their health needs, including dental care.

By the time cats are 4 years of age, 85% of them have some form of dental disease. Not only that, but cats are susceptible to several dental problems specific to felines. So it pays to pay attention to this area, to help keep our cats comfortable and give them a healthier and happier life. Let Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital show you how to provide the best cat dental care for your feline friend.


These Are A Few Of Your Favorite Things: Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2018

The year is rapidly coming to a close, and there’s still lots of holiday hustle and bustle. But at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we’re taking a pause to be grateful for all that 2018 has given us. It has been a busy and exciting year, full of learning and growing together with you and your pets, and for that we couldn’t be more grateful!

Speaking of learning, we have loved brainstorming, writing, and publishing this blog for you. Our goal is to write about topics that interest, inspire, and educate Park Slope pet owners. To that end, we’ve compiled the top 5 blogs of 2018 that you’ve seemed to enjoy the most.


Mushrooms and Mongrels: Is it Safe When Dogs Eat Mushrooms?

Beware of when dogs eat mushrooms, they could be a pet toxin

Many dog owners know the feeling of dread that comes when your dog suddenly gulps down something they found along the road or in the grass. When dogs eat mushrooms, however, it can bring about even more anxiety.

It’s important for all dog owners to be aware of the very real risks associated with wild mushrooms and know what to do should their dog come into contact with one.


I really wish you hadn’t eaten that. Part four, what anyone with pets should know about managing a toxic exposure.

Close supervision and understanding what can be a toxin, will prevent most pets from accidental poisoning. However, I know quite a few dog and cat individuals in our neighborhood who seem hell-bent on living dangerously, and in this post, I will try to summarize the best way to proceed when circumstances beyond our control lead to a toxic exposure or poisoning.

I am not proud to admit that my current canine companion, Tyson, required no fewer than 4 emergency trips to Animal Kind for eating something toxic in his first 6 months of living with me. I still wonder if ASPCA Poison Control has flagged me in their database for calling them so many times about my own dog. Continue…