April is Pet Safety Month. This just happens to coincide with the ASPCA’s birthday and we are celebrating in a big way, sharing tips and tricks that could save your pet’s life.Read More
Brooklyn Bark Talks
There is always an undercurrent of "Beware" for any dog in an urban area, from the heavy traffic to the sometimes inane noise level to, yes, being accidentally poisoned.
Two points make a line and on Thursday, we witnessed two separate incidents of exposed rat poison, one in a local park anRead More
We already have had three in Brooklyn since last weekend's blizzard. They are a chronic problem in NYC, flaring up after a snowstorm or a rain.
What causes them and what are the warning signs?
You know all that salt that NYC and landlords throw down to make roads and sidewalks *safe*? Well it mixes with the melting snow that frequently drains into manholes causing corrosion to the electrical components in the hole.
The elecrical wires get shorted out and a fire errupts.
Not only is the manhole fire dangerous in itself, but the burning wires produce toxic fumes. One of the most dangerous side effects is froRead More
Please let me share an email we received this morning. It may be passed by now - or not - but this is a good reminder to review exterminator poisons in New York.
Here's the email we received:
We have information that there is rat poison - in the open - on the sidewalks on Butler St between Smith and Hoyt. Reportedly, two dogs have died after which EPA was alerted and cleaned it up.
We share this warning to be extra careful and avoid that area. We have heard of this type of thing before so we know to always be careful. Sometimes landlords or their superintendants
Just as in much of processed human foods, synthetic preservatives are commonly present in most commercial dog foods. A number have been shown to be toxic in the laboratory. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are critical to your dogs health and happiness. So is a commitment to provide safe and nutritious food.
For starters, only purchase foods that carry the AAFCO logo. Membership in the American Association of Feed Control Officials is voluntary. AAFCO guarantees WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get. WRead More