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It may be spring, but dog flu is still something to be concerned about

While peak flu season for humans is thankfully over after a particularly infectious winter, there is no end for dog flu, which has seen nearly 500 cases of the highly transmissible, airborne virus across the country this year. “I didn’t see any cases in New York City this year, but...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:10am

Can you give pot to your pups? All about the CBD supplements for your dogs

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana. In simple terms, it’s the part of the plant that doesn’t get you high — and it's proven to have medicinal effects on consumers, treating pain and anxiety, reducing inflammation and even controlling...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:09pm

On National Pet Day, let’s look into the dog-walking habits of US pet owners

While most pet owners commemorate every day in countless ways, Wednesday is National Pet Day, an internationally celebrated holiday that both raises awareness for shelter animals still looking for their fur-ever home and celebrates the happiness our four-legged friends bring to our lives. For...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:33pm

Did you know NYC is home to countless pet-friendly hotels?

Being that New York is the largest city in the country, it may not be at the top — or even on — the “to visit” list of those who love traveling with their pets, but our concrete jungle is actually home to a surprisingly large number of pet-friendly hotels. And if you’...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:07am

National Puppy Day: 6 things to think about before bringing a puppy home

While we all likely live for Fridays, some of us are particularly excited about Friday, March 23, which is National Puppy Day. The internationally celebrated day, which was founded in 2006 by celebrity pet and lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, doesn’t just celebrate the magical cuteness of...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 3:48pm

Can you clone a dog?

A feature published in Variety this week revealed that Barbra Streisand’s two dogs, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, are actually clones of her late Coton de Tulear, Samantha, who died in 2017. But can you clone a dog, really?   Happy New Year from my three...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:37pm

Need more of the Olympic Games? This animal shelter hosts PyeongChang with pets

First there was the Kitten Bowl, then the Puppy Bowl, and now, we’re about to spoil you even more with the cutest Winter Olympics to date — a PyeongChang for adoptable pets. Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control, the municipal shelter for the Charlotte, North Carolina area,...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:20pm

ASPCA funds microchip scanners for all NYPD precincts to fight animal cruelty

In its continued effort to help the NYPD fight animal cruelty, the ASPCA is funding pet microchip scanners for all 86 police precincts, including Housing Police Service Areas, across the city, the organization announced Monday. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted in...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:52pm

Pet owners warned of uptick in dog flu cases

As many states are experiencing a very active flu season right now, another form of influenza is also making its rounds across the country, but this one is targeting your four-legged friends. Like human flu, dog flu is highly contagious — and can be deadly in some cases. As of last week,...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 4:01pm

And the top dog names in New York City are…

New York City loves its dogs, which is evident by how many you probably see on a daily basis as you make your way around town. Thanks to Rover.com’s newly released annual list of popular dog names, we know what some of those puppers are named. The top male and female names — Max and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:19pm

7 foods to keep away from your pet this Thanksgiving (and some alternatives)

We give thanks for our furry family members and want to spoil them year ‘round, but while we indulge in Thanksgiving goodies, we need to be the humans in the relationship and monitor what our party animals get into. Here are some pet safety tips to get you through your Thanksgiving meal. 1...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:41am

'Cat Friday:' The ASPCA's adoption deal you can’t refuse

We all know that Black Friday is the day people shop until they drop, but for those looking to bring a feline friend home for the holidays, the ASPCA might have a deal you can’t refuse. For the seventh year in a row, the day after Thanksgiving is the ASPCA’s “Cat Friday,”...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:29am

These pet-parent life hacks will simplify your whole existence

My cats are my kids. Wait, wait! Hear me out. I love my furry little jerks, but sometimes taking care of them is a hassle (that I’ll gladly take) when life gets busy. And those are cats! Dogs typically require more attention than their feline counterparts, so we’re offering up these...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:53pm

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

Woman's heart literally breaks after her beloved dog's death. Here's how that's medically possible

“It broke my heart.” It’s a common thing we say when something painful or sad happens, like a breakup with your significant other or the death of a loved one. But our hearts don’t actually break into pieces like they do on cartoons, right? Technically no, but you can...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 2:48pm

How a Yorkie named Andrew helps city seniors care for their pets

From helping you get exercise to lowering blood pressure and lessening anxiety, the benefits of pet ownership are immeasurable. But owning a pet can be costly and daunting, especially for senior citizens living on a fixed income or suffering from health issues that may result in hospitalizations...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:06am

NY's biggest Pet Fashion Show brings Broadway style to the runway

Not even thundersnow could keep away the stylish dogs, cats, a couple of rats and even a bearded dragon from the 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show last night at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Billed as the country’s largest charitable pet fashion show, now in its 14th year, the event’s theme...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:16pm

ASPCA wants to help you #FindYourFido

There is a dog on the loose in New York City this month. He goes by the name Fido, and he is a VIP (very important pup) with a very important job. Fido — who, by the way, is a life-size cardboard cutout of a dog — is the ASPCA’S handsome ambassador for the roughly 3.3 million...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:05pm

No, your dog is not big-boned; New Animal Planet show helps fat pets beat thebulge

Fat cats and fat dogs, meet your weight loss daddy. Animal Planet premieres My Big Fat Pet Makeover on Saturday with host dog trainer Travis Brorsen helping the pudgy pets and their parents live healthier lives. In the freshman season of the show, Brorsen spends four months with the flabby pet...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:54pm

Your dog-sitting app is probably illegal

Talk about a ruff turn of events. The apps that many New Yorkers use to ensure their fur-kids are taken care of are actually illegal per an obscure city law, the New York Daily News reported. via GIPHY The law put in place by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene states that...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:35pm