Did you know that dental disease is the #1 health problem for dogs? Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the result of plaque and tartar accumulation. When left untreated, it can cause severe pain, tooth loss, and infection. Furthermore, it’s estimated that 80% of dogs will show signs of gum disease by age … Continue reading Dental Care for Dogs
What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of treatment that is proven effective by modern medicine. Extremely thin needles are gently placed in specific points on the body, with each point having a different effect on the patient’s health. The Chinese originally believed that acupuncture restored health by bringing balance to the flow … Continue reading Acupuncture Treatment
Your New Puppy Congratulations on this special addition to your family! Your new furry friend is sure to bring lots of excitement and joy to your home. In return, you can ensure a happy, healthy, and long life for your puppy by providing him or her with good nutrition, a safe and sanitary environment, and … Continue reading How to Care for Your New Furry Family Member
If your once lively pet is less active than they used to be, or seems to be exhibiting pain when moving around, he or she may have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a chronic, degenerative joint disease that makes movement difficult and painful. The condition is more common in dogs, with approximately 20% of dogs suffering in … Continue reading Osteoarthritis in Pets: How to Help
A healthy eye is clear, bright and white. Your cat’s eyes are fragile, beautiful, and important! If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please schedule a visit for your feline friend right away. Signs of illness include cloudiness or dullness, abnormal discharge or excessive tearing, stained fur around the eye, red inner eyelids and the … Continue reading Cat Eye Health: Conditions & Treatment
If your cat isn’t feeling well, we may give you medication to get your kitty back on track. Medications are prescribed in tablets & capsules or liquids & syrups. We understand that administering medication to your cat sounds like no easy task, so we are here to help! Follow these simple step-by-step instructions for an … Continue reading How to Give Your Cat Medication
Our dogs are just like members of our family, so it’s natural we want to take them on vacation with us! Traveling with your pet can be a wonderful experience, but before you go, consider whether your dog will be happy on this particular trip. Some pets prefer to stay at home, or just don’t … Continue reading Traveling With Your Companion
As dogs reach their senior years, they experience many of the same changes as humans. Their hair turns grey, they lose some of their strength and agility, their energy level drops, and their senses are weakened. Aging has its effects on your pup, but that doesn’t mean your dog can’t continue to live a happy … Continue reading The Golden Years: How to Keep Your Senior Dog Healthy
The idea that our feline friends don’t need as much love and attention is simply not true. Sure, cats are much different from their canine counterparts and more independent, but they still crave comfort. Deciding if your cat will live indoors or outdoors is an important decision. While there are benefits to both, living indoors … Continue reading Purrrceive Your Cat’s Behavior
Dear Pet Owner, Over the last three years, Brooklyn Cares Veterinary Clinic has quickly grown into one of the busiest practices in the borough. Along the way we’ve had the pleasure of seeing thousands of pet owners and their pets. However, like at any popular, fast-growing business, sometimes it is tough to keep up and … Continue reading An Important Message from Dr. Stephanie Liff
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!
If your heart has room for one more, Redd is in need of a forever home. All the way from the Bahamas, this handsome boy has travelled far and wide to find a loving family to call his own. In the Bahamas, Redd was an island stray or as the locals say, a “potcake.” Thankfully, … Continue reading From the Bahamas to the US: Meet Redd!