Brooklyn Bark Talks

Someone Left a Dog in That Car!  What Do I Do?!?!

Hey, we educated pet lovers have heard it often enough.  Even on a beautiful spring day, a closed car can simulate an oven.  If you want hard numbers, here is a YouTube from a vet from the UK who shows us how in 20 minutes the interior of his car became hotter than the highest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley (which happens to be 117 degrees Fahrenheit.)  He talks about protein breakdown at temperatures we call over 100 degrees and points out that he's wearing lightweight cotton scrubs and "dying" in the hot car.  A dog is wearing a fur coat.

For those who are mathematically inclined, we pre

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #17

April showers not only bring May flowers but they bring mosquito larvae, heartworm, ticks and fleas.  Oh my!

But with the weather warming and moistening, things are definitely going into high gear

These are equal opportunity blood suckers.  With climate change, many vets are now keeping even their northern patients on heartworm prevention year round.  This writer has removed ticks after a hike in frozen February.  

Sometimes the prevention is more dangerous than the cure.  Most drug store bug repellants contain DEET which the FDA considers safe for human

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11 Tips to Help Pup and You in the Heat

We are at the height of summer with the heat it brings.  We want both you and your pup to enjoy these days.  This is an excerpt from the handouts we give our students when Brooklyn Bark teaches CPR/first aid.  All our walkers and many of our Barkers have taken this course so here is a refresher just when we all need it.

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