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Boarding Available – All Summer Long!

Dear Pet Owners, Summer is here and our boarding facility is filling up fast! Please let us know if we can make a reservation for your furry family member. [...]

  • Welcome Dr. Knapp

Welcome Dr. Knapp!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nicole Knapp to the Hudson Veterinary Hospital Team! Dr. Knapp was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She received [...]

  • Food Recall

Recall of Sportmix Brand Pet Foods

Recently the FDA announced that Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc has issued a recall of Sportmix brand pet foods due to potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin. The recall, first announced [...]

  • PUPS Act

PUPS Act Introduced in Congress

The Permanently Uniting Pets Stateside (PUPS) Act would allow an animal arriving with a U.S. citizen or resident to enter the country without regard to the Centers for Disease [...]

What You Feed Your Dog Might Hurt It Instead!

One of the things you should learn when you have a four-legged buddy, whether you are a first-time dog owner or not, is to make sure that you feed your pet [...]

Want To Start On Leash Training For Your Dog?

When you bring your dog home, you will need to teach her how to walk on a leash. It is important to realize that dogs do not automatically know [...]

Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

Some of these signs, such as weight loss and bad breath, may be indicative of cancer or they may signify other health problems. Regardless, they should always prompt a discussion with your [...]

Top 5 Pet Hazards To Watch Out For This Christmas Holiday

Christmas is undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year; the colorful lights, the jolly decorations, the presents and having the people you love around you surely make it [...]

Tips For Traveling Long Distance With Your Cats

When you decide to go on a road trip or vacation, you have to decide what to do with your pets. Most pet owners feel guilty about leaving their [...]

Allergies in Dogs

Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them. What is an allergy? An allergy is a state of over-reactivity [...]

How To Introduce Your Furry Friend To Your Newborn

If you are expecting your first child, you know that you have some adjustments to make when it comes to your lifestyle. Before you get lost in decorating the [...]

Top 3 Fruits To Feed Your Pet This Fall

Even though there have been numerous awareness campaigns and even scandals regarding pet food, most owners continue to purchase and feed unsafe commercial food to their loyal companions. Due [...]

  • Dog Nail Trimming

Dog Nail Trimming

It’s possible to trim nails without you or your pet being stressed out. The trick to getting them comfortable with the idea is to introduce things gradually, [...]

Understanding The Inflammatory Bowel Disorder In Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in cats is a disorder that results from sections of the gastrointestinal tract having inflammatory cells. With time, the inflammation results in the intestines becoming [...]

Does Your Dog Have Worms?

Regardless of how careful you are as a pet owner, intestinal parasites seem to be a very common problem in dogs. Whether it’s from eating an infected stool, uncooked [...]

Is Your Cat Suffering From Feline Urinary Problems?

If your cat suffers from problems with the urinary tract, you know how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be for both you and your feline. Fortunately, research has brought [...]

  • Summer Heat Risks

Summer Heat Risks

Hot summer days with your pet can be a lot of fun, but our four legged friends can be put in some pretty unpleasant and even [...]

Is Your Pet Suffering From Stress?

Just as it can be normal for humans to suffer from stress, it’s also normal for pets to get stressed. But more often than not, we don’t always stop [...]

A Concern For Cat Owners: Vaccines Associated Sarcomas

Vaccination can go a long way in minimizing the severity of infections in the future, while others can prevent infections. Today, there are a variety of vaccinations available to [...]

  • Cat Nail Trimming

Cat Nail Trimming

With a little time and patience, it’s possible to trim nails without you or your pet being stressed out. The trick to getting them comfortable with the [...]

Understanding Canine Distemper In Dogs

Canine distemper is a contagious viral disease that affects dogs. The disease is also known to affect some species of wildlife, including skunks, wolves, coyotes, ferrets, raccoons and foxes. The virus [...]

Recognizing The Early Signs Of Glaucoma In Cats And Dogs

Glaucoma is a complicated series of infections that often result in optical damage. It results in increased production of aqueous humor thus straining drainage of the fluid. The balance [...]

Vomiting In Cats Is Just Not Normal!

Most people may think that this is an odd topic to write, but the truth is cats vomit, and this happens regularly. And while there’s the common misconception that [...]

  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

When you leave or return to the house, try to keep things as low key as possible – If you make greetings and goodbyes a big [...]

  • Year Round Heartworm Prevention

Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

The American Heartworm Society recommends that you get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworms and give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year. [...]

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs and Cats

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) happens when the pancreas is unable to produce enzymes that help with digestion. Both dogs and cats are susceptible to the condition and often experience diarrhea, weight [...]

5 Keys to Decoding Your Cat’s Body Language

Feline communication is largely nonverbal, although from time to time cats may use special noises — like howls, chirps, growls, hisses and meows — to get their point across. In various [...]

Motion Sickness in Dogs

A car ride! A car ride! A car ride! For most dogs it’s the greatest thing since the cookie. But a dog can get motion sickness just like people do, which [...]

  • Cats Love Car Trips

Cats Love Car Trips

 Most cats HATE car trips to the vet. But with a few small changes, over time,  most cats can be trained to at least tolerate car [...]

Traveling With Your Pet? Check Out These Tips First

According to a 2009 survey by AAA and Best Western International, more than three-quarters of respondents said they want to take their pet with them on vacation. We love [...]

Corneal Ulcers

The clear front covering of the eye, known as the cornea, is a delicate structure. As such, corneal ulcers can result from trauma to the eye or one of [...]

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

They didn't coin the term "doggy paddle" because canines stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are [...]

Wellness Testing

One of the trickiest things about being a good pet parent is knowing when your furry friend needs medical care. Sometimes it’s obvious, but other times [...]

Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to you when you call his name, but cats, as usual, are a different story. What is the difference? The evolutionary records show that dogs [...]

How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

Have you ever come home from work to find that your dog has chewed a hole in the door, pooped in the house or, according to the neighbors, barked [...]

Declaw Surgery for Cats

Scratching is a natural cat behavior, but it can be destructive in a household. Declaw surgery generally involves the removal of all or a portion of the last bone in each [...]

  • Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Bad breath is a symptom of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is when bacteria gets beneath the gums, destroying tissue surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, your pet [...]

Atopy – An Allergic Skin Reaction

You want your pet to look good and feel good. But if he’s suffering from atopy — an allergic skin reaction – neither is the case. The itching can make [...]

Can’t Take Your Best Friend on Your Trip?

When you’re looking for someone to watch over your pet when you travel, how ado you decide which option is best? Start by asking your veterinarian for a list [...]

Why Does My Cat Knock Everything Off My Desk?

As numerous hilarious Internet videos show, our cats seem to love to knock things off high places. Why do they engage in this funny — but also sometimes annoying or even [...]

Aromatherapy: Relaxation or Torment for Pets?

Many of us love the smell of lavender, cinnamon or jasmine, but what about our pets? Aromatherapy has been touted to reduce anxiety, enhance energy and induce relaxation in [...]

How to Select a Puppy That’s Right for You

Though all puppies are incredibly cute, not all are a good fit for your lifestyle. With the proper research and preparation, you can find a dog who will be [...]

Feline Pneumonia: What you need to know

​​​​Is your cat coughing, wheezing and producing nasty-looking snot from her nose? It’s not a run-of-the-mill cold as we might think of it. Cats can be prone to respiratory [...]

Holiday Tips: Help Kids and Pets Play Together Safely

The holidays are here, with visitors and house guests coming and going — and that means an increased likelihood that your dog will be around unfamiliar people, particularly children. When my [...]

Keeping Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

A roly-poly puppy or chubby kitten might look cute, but carrying extra fat can endanger your pet’s health. Here’s how to keep your pet’s weight in check. Why You Should Watch [...]

  • Be Aware of Holiday Hazards

Be Aware of Holiday Hazards for Your Pet

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year – especially for pets. With a few small changes, you can ensure your decorations remain intact [...]

Healthy Weight for Your Best Friend

Keeping your best friends at a healthy weight is important. Check out how we can help you with dietary counseling.

7 Trainer-Approved Puppy Housebreaking Tips

Patience is key when it comes to housebreaking because every pup will pick up the process at his own pace. Q. We're bringing home a new puppy. Do you [...]

My Dog Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?

Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason. What we do know is that eating small amounts of grass can [...]

Microchipping Your Pet

If your pet becomes lost, being microchipped can be the difference between being reunited and a very unhappy ending. We strongly encourage every pet owner to [...]

How to Find the Best Boarding Facility for Your Dog

Overnight stays away from home can be stressful for your dog — and for you.  Check out our boarding services. The right boarding facility can make all the difference; a [...]

Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape

While most cats will never learn to run on a treadmill, no matter how much catnip you offer, almost all cats do benefit greatly from some form of regular [...]

Why Grooming Your Dog Is Great for His Health

Contrary to what pet salons advertise, dog grooming isn't a canine luxury. It's a necessity, and it doesn't have to break the bank.  Make your appointment today. Keeping your pet well [...]

  • What is Pet Insurance

What Is Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is increasingly popular with pet owners these days. But what is it exactly? Pet insurance is a safety net that ensures pets have access [...]

  • Arthritis and your Pet

Arthritis and Your Pet

Arthritis can affect your aging pet. Is your pet not enjoying life because of tiredness, stiff joints, or limping? Arthritis is a disease that affects normal [...]

Understanding Why Your Dog Barks

A dog can bark for many reasons — to defend his territory, signal a stranger, get attention, say hello, express discomfort or frustration, and more. Understanding why a dog [...]

The Right Way to Introduce a Dog and Cat

Cats and dogs can coexist within the same family as long as you introduce them properly. Find out more here! Cartoon animals may drum up hilarious antics, but millions [...]

How To Give Your Cat Liquid Medicine

Giving a cat his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant—for you and your cat. Find out more [...]

Keeping Your Pup In Good Shape

Regular exercise can have a tremendous impact on your pups overall well-being! Find out how we can help here! Daily walks, jogs, or play sessions can pay huge dividends [...]

Dog Days of Summer Ice Cream Social

Join us Saturday, August 26th for our Dog Days of Summer Ice Cream Social! Bring your beloved canine companion from 1:00PM to 3:00PM on Saturday, August 26th and enjoy FREE Ben [...]

Puppy Basics 101 – How to Care for Your New Dog

Puppies are without a doubt some of the most adorable things on the planet. Parenting a new puppy, however, is no walk in the park. Here’s a guide to [...]

Dog Vaccine Recommendations

“What vaccines should my dog get?” This is a question veterinarian’s hear on a fairly regular basis. Find out how we can help! Because of advances in science and [...]

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