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Dog Safety on St. Patrick’s Day

Protect Your Dog from Loud Noises St. Patrick’s day can be a frightening time for your dog and cat. It’s a loud, rowdy day that includes some scary sounds for your pets such as: Screaming Fireworks Cars honking Parade noises Loud, drunken partiers Commotion that lasts well into the night Staying home with your dog … Continue reading Dog Safety on St. Patrick’s Day

Cold Weather Dog Safety Tips

  Keep your dog safe during the winter season! Follow these top five cold weather wellness tips.   1. Avoid Rock Salted Roads and Sidewalks The salt that helps melt ice and snow is heavy with chemicals that can burn your dog’s paws and fur. If you know that there are sidewalks and roads that … Continue reading Cold Weather Dog Safety Tips

Coping with Loss

Saying goodbye to a forever friend is certainly not easy. Beloved pets are commonly lost to old age, terminal illness, unforeseen emergencies, behavioral issues and chronic illness. While it is never a simple decision, a pet owner must consider their furry friend’s overall health, happiness and quality of life during these tough situations. When making … Continue reading Coping with Loss

Dental Care for Cats

Would you go years without brushing your teeth? Neither should your cat! Dental disease is dangerous, yet it is the #1 health condition affecting our feline friends. Neglected dental care causes 70% of cats to develop dental disease by the time they are 3 years old. Your pet cannot take care of their teeth and … Continue reading Dental Care for Cats

Protecting Your Dog From Heartworm Disease

What Is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm is a life-threatening parasitic disease that can affect any dog. The heartworm parasite is spread by mosquitos, which puts dogs in areas with a high concentration of mosquitos at a greater risk of contracting heartworm. Once the parasite has entered a dog’s bloodstream, it lives in the heart and surrounding … Continue reading Protecting Your Dog From Heartworm Disease

Vaccines for Indoor & Outdoor Cats

Did you know that when kittens are born, there are antibodies in their mother’s milk that give them immunity during the first few weeks of life? However, after that, it’s up to you to provide protection with vaccines! Vaccines work by producing disease-fighting antibodies that kill viruses, bacteria, and disease. Your cat will need certain vaccines … Continue reading Vaccines for Indoor & Outdoor Cats

Fleas, Ticks & Your Dog

Ticks and fleas both pose serious threats to your dog’s health. Fortunately, infestations can be easily prevented with simple at-home treatments. Fleas Adult fleas are wingless insects that feed on the blood of other animals. Although they are tiny in size, usually smaller than a sesame seed, their large back legs allow them to jump … Continue reading Fleas, Ticks & Your Dog

Allergies & Your Furry Friend

Did you know that dogs can suffer from allergies? Recently, as the prevalence of allergies in humans seems to be increasing, the prevalence in pets has increased as well. The symptoms of allergic reactions in pets are characterized by itching and scratching, which can lead to serious skin problems. Dog allergies fall into the three … Continue reading Allergies & Your Furry Friend

Senior Cats & The Golden Years

Beginning your pet’s life with health and happiness in mind paves the way for a high quality of life. Typically, cats enter their senior years between 8 – 10 years old. The natural aging process is inevitable, but senior cats are often very good at hiding pain, illness, and disease. That’s why it is important … Continue reading Senior Cats & The Golden Years

Household Dangers: Keeping Curious Cats Safe at Home

Cats are naturally curious creatures who can easily get their paws, claws and mouths on toxic household products. Pet-proofing your home makes it safe for your curious pet to live and explore accident-free. All Around Your Home: Never leave a window open without a screen! Screened windows protect your kitty from accidental falls and prevents … Continue reading Household Dangers: Keeping Curious Cats Safe at Home

Canine Behavior: Barking, Jumping & Chewing

Getting the most out of your relationship with your dog starts with your dog’s behavior. Here are some ways you can promote good behavior at home. Communicate. Dogs communicate with each other through their body language. Did you know you can communicate with them this way too? Pay attention to the signals your dog is … Continue reading Canine Behavior: Barking, Jumping & Chewing

Get Out & Have Fun with Your Pets!

New York City is a place of endless possibilities – including fun things to do with your pet! Your pet is your best friend, so why not get out and have some fun in the sun this summer season? If you are spending time with your pet outside, make sure they are on parasite preventives! … Continue reading Get Out & Have Fun with Your Pets!

Summer in the City: Why Parasite Prevention Is So Important

As the temperature rises, so does your pet’s risk of parasite infestation. Fleas and ticks thrive during the summer months, as well as mosquitoes, which can transfer heartworm disease to dogs and cats. At this time, it’s more important than ever to make sure your pet is protected. Heartworm Heartworm is transferred by the bite … Continue reading Summer in the City: Why Parasite Prevention Is So Important

Welcome to Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell’s Kitchen!

After years of providing top notch veterinary service for the pets of Clinton Hill, Pure Paws has opened its second location, conveniently located to serve the residents of Hell’s Kitchen and the surrounding area. Pure Paws of Hell’s Kitchen is a full-service, state-of-the-art veterinary clinic. What separates us from other animal hospitals, however, is our … Continue reading Welcome to Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell’s Kitchen!

Grand Opening Celebration

The Pure Paws team is thrilled to announce the opening of our second location – Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell’s Kitchen! Dr. Stephanie Liff, Pure Paws medical director and America’s Favorite Veterinarian Finalist, is eager to extend the extraordinary level of veterinary care already found at our Clinton Hill location to our new Manhattan location.The … Continue reading Grand Opening Celebration

Pets Need Dental Care Too!

Imagine not going to the dentist for years. In many ways, pets are just like us and their oral health is no exception. Although dental disease can be quite painful and can lead to life-threatening conditions, our companions’ inability to communicate what hurts allows symptoms to progress rather quickly. By the age of 3, an estimated … Continue reading Pets Need Dental Care Too!