Urban Pet Ownership: Socializing Your Pet in the Big City Pays Off 

Of all the pets New Yorkers try to keep, not every species is in dire need of training and socialization. Sure, reptiles, birds, and pocket pets have highly specialized requirements, but making sure they get along with others isn’t high on their list of needs. On the other hand, dogs (and some cats to a certain extent), definitely benefit from perfectly orchestrated and friendly introductions to various people, places, sounds, and other animals. 

What does that mean for urban pet ownership? A little extra work, preparation and patience, for starters. But it’s worth it!

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Those Baby Years: Tips to Help You Deal with a Teething Puppy 

Ah, the sweet steps of a newborn puppy! They certainly steal our hearts. As they develop, and they do so rapidly, there are behaviors that are required for their development, such as learning to potty outside, play fighting to ensure their place in the pack, and chewing on everything to strengthen their new teeth (and that means everything).

A teething puppy can indeed be a terror, but your friends at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to help you cope with this necessary transition.

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To Chew or Not to Chew: Tried and True Puppy Teething Toys 

If you are a puppy, the answer is always to chew! And, as a pet owner, if you don’t provide appropriate, pet-friendly options for your bundle of joy to teeth on, chances are your dog will find something on their own. 

When it comes to puppy teething toys, it is important to choose safe options that are effective and attractive to your pet. Among the options out there it can be difficult to decide. Not to worry, though.  Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to help you choose.  

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Helping Pets in Small Spaces Thrive: It Can be Done!

There are loads of ways to keep your pet safe at home, but what about cultivating pet happiness in a fifth-floor walkup that’s less than 1000 square feet? Dogs (even small ones) must get outside for mental stimulation and physical exercise, but most cats stay indoors 100% of the time.

The indoor environment must be balanced and meet the needs of all pets, regardless of species, breed, and age. Otherwise, how can you prevent them from getting restless or disturbing the neighbors? Especially for urban pet owners, it’s important to consider all the ways you can support pets in small spaces to ensure they stay happy and healthy.

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