Brooklyn Bark Talks

Barking at the Cue: BBark Bark-B-cue 2015

Posted by Matt O'Brien on May 20, 2015 2:34:08 PM

We came. We barked. We barbecued. We left no tennis ball unthrown. 

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Tags: Brooklyn Dog Walker

The Law: To Declaw or Not to Declaw? That is truly the question

Posted by Helen Bowers on May 18, 2015 8:15:00 PM

The declawing bill in Albany has passed the Senate after sparking a lot of debate.  New York becomes potentially the first state to ban the practice unless medically necessary.  Some people, including the republican senator sponsoring the bill, say the practice is not humane but most veterinarians believe the decision should be left up to the cat's owner.

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Tags: cat declawing,, onychectomy

Now That it's (finally) Hot, How Much do You Know about Heatstroke?

Posted by Matt O'Brien on May 14, 2015 2:32:00 PM

Over the past few days, Brooklyn has had a little taste of summer.   And while most of us are likely beyond eager to bury the memory of this past winter like a bone in the backyard, summer—for our four-legged amigos—is not without its potential hazards.

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Tags: Brooklyn Dog Walker Tips to Beat the Heat

When "Dog Friendly" is Decidedly Not

Posted by Bark Master on May 8, 2015 8:10:00 PM

Many of us travel with our dogs.  I do.  And as a good pup parent I check the hotel or the B&B's policy before pup and I arrive.

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Tags: Traveling with dog

Canine Flu: How concerned should I be?

Posted by Chris Gaylord, DVM on May 4, 2015 6:15:00 PM

Brooklyn Bark:  Let's start at the end.  Should I Panic?

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Tags: Canine flu in NY, what to know about canine flu

Obesity: It's not just for humans anymore

Posted by Helen Bowers on Apr 30, 2015 6:52:00 PM

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Tags: Dog obesity

Oxytocin: The Neuro'pup'tide That's Got Us Feeling All Mushy Inside

Posted by Matt O'Brien on Apr 27, 2015 9:23:00 PM

When Dusty Springfield sang the words “the look of love is in your eyes,” she probably wasn’t talking about her dog.  But, Takefumi Kikusui—a professor of veterinary medicine at Azabu University's Companion Animal Research Lab in Japan—would argue that she very well could have been.

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Tags: Puppy love,, Bonding with your dog

Giardia - Puddle Trouble: Water Better Left Un-lapped

Posted by Matt O'Brien on Apr 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Meet, Starbuck, an all-star on BBark's roster, on any Brooklyn dog walking company's roster. This pup can sniff out a discarded chicken bone about a block away in Downtown Brooklyn. And while Starbuck's precision-guided schnozz is quite impressive, it can --and has-- led him into some iffy scenarios of "insert in mouth first, ask questions later."

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Tags: Brooklyn Dog Walker Tips, Brooklyn Bark, Dog walking, dog health, goldendoodle, giardia, giardia canis, intestinal parasite in dogs

Did Someone Say Tea Party? ... and this one is to de-stress pup

Posted by Matt O'Brien on Apr 14, 2015 8:48:00 PM

Anxiety.  It's not just for humans.

As Brooklyn dog walkers, we see a lot of canine stress.  Crowds, buses, fire trucks, ambulances... it is not in a pup's DNA.

One of our absolute fave pups, Alva, a two-year-old rescue, has a tendency to get a little anxious here in the big city.  OK, let's be real...she can get very anxious.   For sure, the noise, people, and general boisterous excitement that comes along with living and walking in downtown Brooklyn can be a bit much for even the calmest of canines.  But, for rescues who may have had a particularly traumatizing puphood, the hubub can be downright dreadful at times!  That's our girl Alva.

 

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Tags: Brooklyn Dog Walker Tips

Cat Sitting by Brooklyn Bark - How we do it

Posted by Helen Bowers on Mar 28, 2015 1:57:00 PM

Some people are surprised to hear that Brooklyn Bark DOG WALKERS also cat sit.

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