Brooklyn Bark Talks

Giardia - should I be worried?

Posted by Chris Gaylord, DVM on Mar 24, 2016 2:10:00 PM

Giardia are a scurge all year round.  But they are especially active in Spring and Fall when there are nice puddles to play in and drink and damp earth to roll on and enjoy.  We caught up with Dr. Chris Gaylord of North Slope Veterinary to get some background on this parasite that loves to cause tummy aches and worse.

 

Brooklyn Bark: What is Giardia and how is it transmitted?

Dr. Chris:  Giardia (Giardia duodenalis) is a gastrointestinal parasite.  It is a type of single celled organism called a protozoa. Both dogs and cats are susceptible although we see it more in dogs, likely because they are inveterate poop sniffers and always out on the streets.

Infected dogs shed Giardia cysts, which are like eggs, in their feces and the cysts can live for many months in the environment and are often found in

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Tags: Dog walkers, Dog walking, dog health, giardia, giardia canis, cat health

Viki Vayner:  Expert Dog Walker in Downtown Brooklyn and Ft. Greene

Posted by Helen Bowers on Feb 9, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Viki Vayner is our dog walking expert in the area between downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene.

 

An all-American girl, Viki came to the US with her parents at the age of 9 from her native Uzbekistan and couldn’t be happier that she did.   That explains her work as a translator at the Russian American Foundation and the National Security Language Initiative for Youth.

 

Now Viki is an occupational therapy student, passionate about behavioral psychology.  In fact, she likes to practice her training techniques on her 4-legged best friend Ji-li.  About Ji-li, she says that "she was there for me thro

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Tags: Dog Walker Ft. Greene, Dog walking, Cat Sitter Brooklyn, Brooklyn Dog Walker, cat sitter Ft. Greene, cat sitter downtown brooklyn, dog walker downtown brooklyn

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

Halloween Tips from Your Dog Walker

Posted by Bark Master on Oct 12, 2011 9:45:00 PM

This is reprinted from a post by Marisa Landau who owns a dog walking company in Bethesda, MD.

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Brooklyn Dog Walker Tips to Beat the Heat

Posted by Bark Master on Jul 12, 2011 4:33:00 PM

Brooklyn Bark's Care Associates are out there walking all day, every day.  They know each dog and customize their walks and their care to every Barker so that the summer is a joy, not a drudge.

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Tags: Brooklyn Dog Walker Tips to Beat the Heat, Dog, Dog walking, Brooklyn Bark Talks, Brooklyn Dog Walker