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Dog tests positive for Covid-19 but have no fear just use precaution

There is new information showing that in addition to cats, dogs can contract COVID-19. Yesterday a dog in North Carolina who had mild symptoms of a cold, tested SARS-CoV2 positive. He is believed to have contracted it from his owner who was also positive.  This means both dogs and cats are vulnerable to catching COVID-19 from humans. Given this information,…
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May 20, 2020
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Therapy Pets Make 3 million Visits Annually to Hospitals, Schools, and Veteran Centers

13000 registered therapy animals make 3 million visits a year to schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and businesses. They use the power of the human animal bond to give pediatric cancer patients hope, to increase life expectancy, and to improve the productivity of businesses. Three Classes of Service There are three classes of service animals. Each is defined by what service…
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January 24, 2019
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NYC Shelter System Achieves Historic No-Kill Rate

The rest of the America can learn much from NYC’s multi-tiered approach to the humane treatment of its stray animal population.   In 2017, the Animal Control Centers of New York City  (ACC) achieved a 90% community-wide release rate from its shelters, the second year in a row that the organization, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, achieved such a…
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January 23, 2019
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What Is My Dog Learning When He Smells Urine On His Walks In NYC?

There’s no such thing as a short dog walk in NYC.  Most dogs stop every 20 feet to investigate where other dogs have urinated.  Read on to find out what your dog is learning from these up close and personal encounters with other dogs’ business   An in Depth Look At The Sensitivity of A Dog’s Nose   Firstly, your dog is…
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January 20, 2019
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‘Pet Friendly’ Restaurant Row

A string of affordable, 2nd Avenue restaurants, just down the street from East Side Animal Hospital, have dog-friendly outdoor seating.  We put together a list of what’s happening for lunch and happy hour.  Stroll along the Avenue and check out these sandwich boards. Pescatore 955 Second Avenue (between 50th and 51st Street), NY, NY, 10022 (212) 752-7151 Menu: eat24hrs.com Reservations: opentable.com, allsetnow.com Order: delivery.com, grubhub.com, seamless.com, doordash.com Pescatore has a…
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January 19, 2019
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Robots, Clones, and Remote Controlled Interactions: The Future of Pets Is Here!

Technology and science are quickly reshaping how we think of pets, breed them, and interact with them.  Here are 6 bizarre, but real examples.   Watch, Feed and Play with Your Pet From Anywhere in the World   Remote monitoring devices like Petcube and ICPooch are already on the market and enjoying solid sales. Kittyo, designed just for cats, allows you to watch your pet,…
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January 18, 2019
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Upcoming Travel With Your Pet? Here’s what you need to know.

East Side Animal Hospital has put together one of the most comprehensive guides on domestic and international pet travel. Use this as a starting point to plan your pet’s next car or plane trip and as a gateway to all the pet travel information you need.   International Travel and Travel Across State Lines   No pet is to travel…
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January 16, 2019
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Dog Walking Etiquette

Don’t be a leash holding bore!  Let courtesy be your guide when walking your pet about town.   Clean Up After Your Pet   We have a theory that all the mess we find on the streets is from pets whose owners planned for one less deposit than actually occurred.  It is not uncommon for pets to have two and…
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January 15, 2019
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In The Heights: Abyssinians Love Their High Rise Homes

Abyssinian cats are considered to be the most intelligent of all cat breeds and they love their place in the sky.   Unmatched Beauty The African Wildcat. An early ancestor of the Abby? Certainly they share striking good looks.   Any one that’s ever laid eyes on an Abyssinian cat has been taken aback by the breeds noble, elegant good…
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January 13, 2019