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Tick Borne Diseases and Prevention

      Now that Spring has sprung, you may be thinking about spending more time with your dog in the park, or even out hiking in the woods.  If so, don’t forget that ticks love the warm weather just as much as you do!  Ticks can be found both in rural and in urban park environments,

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    Nutritional Support for Joint Health

        Check out our informational chalkboard in person when you visit us! Does your pet have pain and inflammation from an injury, surgery, or osteoarthritis? Here are some tips on nutritional support for joint health and overall joint disease prevention. Glucosamine and Chondroitin — Glucosamine and Chondroitin are naturally occurring chemicals known as glycosaminoglycans.  Studies suggest

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      Post-Operative Care after CCL Surgery

        One of the most common orthopedic injuries among medium and large breed dogs is a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL).  The CCL is a stabilizing ligament in the stifle (or knee), analogous to the human ACL.  If the CCL is torn, surgery may be prescribed to restore stability to the stifle joint.  There are several different

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          Dog bites are unfortunately a common occurrence in New York City. Many times the person bit and the dog owner are left wondering what exactly happened to trigger such a reaction from an otherwise amicable pet. But even the friendliest Frenchie can act aggressive, either in a fearful way, an offensive way, and/or a defensive

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          Integrative Senior Care: Dr DiPolo shares Dakota’s story

            Dakota’s story is one of my favorite ones.  This beautiful American Eskimo reminds me in some ways of my grandmother, who at 101, is still going strong.  Today i want to share some of Dakota’s secrets to longevity with you. For a 16 year old pet his size, Dakota has a very good quality of

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            Pierre’s Walkin’ Blues

              Meet Pierre, a six-year-old French Bulldog who suffers from a developmental abnormality in his spinal cord. His condition is similar to a more common disease called intervetertebral disk disease (IVDD).  IVDD is a disorder that results from a herniation of the disk material between the vertebrae, causing painful spinal cord compression. This can lead to

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