Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC Dogs!

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Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC dogs!

Many of our clients have contacted us regarding an e-mail going around stating that a Craigslist poster has been threatening to place poison in and around dog runs in Manhattan.

The NYC Department of Parks stated that they were not aware of any serious, credible threats, but as this is such a serious allegation, we felt it was our duty to inform you, and arm you with information on how to keep your pup safe.

Dog Run Safety Tips

1. When entering the dog run, please

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study it carefully BEFORE unleashing your dog.

2. Be vigilant. Make sure that your dog is not eating anything off the ground, any plants or any treats that do not come directly from you.

3. Do not touch anything suspicious and do not let any dogs near it.

 

If you suspect that your dog has ingested something harmful, please call us right away. Be on the look out for any of these signs:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tremors/seizures
  • Labored breathing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Non-responsive behavior

Please call us on (212) 288-8884 if you have any questions. Stay Safe!

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884

354 East 66th Street

New York, NY

10065

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Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC Dogs!

Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC dogs!

Many of our clients have contacted us regarding an e-mail going around stating that a Craigslist poster has been threatening to place poison in and around dog runs in Manhattan.

The NYC Department of Parks stated that they were not aware of any serious, credible threats, but as this is such a serious allegation, we felt it was our duty to inform you, and arm you with information on how to keep your pup safe.

Dog Run Safety Tips

1. When entering the dog run, please

2. Be vigilant. Make sure that your dog is not eating anything off the ground, any plants or any treats that do not come directly from you.

3. Do not touch anything suspicious and do not let any dogs near it.

If you suspect that your dog has ingested something harmful, please call us right away. Be on the look out for any of these signs:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tremors/seizures
  • Labored breathing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Non-responsive behavior

Please call us on (212) 288-8884 if you have any questions. Stay Safe!

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884

354 East 66th Street

New York, NY

10065

Protect Your Pet From Intestinal Parasites

Protect Your Pet From Intestinal Parasites

Many of you have called in regarding Dr. Oz’s recent segment on Intestinal Parasites.

With all of the statistics concerning intestinal parasites in dogs and cats (over 18% of dogs and cats tested positive for some form of intestinal parasite in the Tri-state area in 2009!), it is natural to have questions about what to do to protect yourself, your pet, and your family.
Many worms are zoonotic, which means that it IS possible for humans to become infected, however, good hygiene, awareness, and vigilant testing and deworming can help to significantly decrease the risk.

What to look for:

Symptoms manifested by pets that are infected with internal parasites can vary, and depend on a pet’s age, nutritional status, parasite load, duration of infestation, etc. One of the most common symptoms of internal parasitism is diarrhea. Other symptoms include poor appetite, lethargy, coughing, and abdominal distention. Some pets don’t show any symptoms while others can become very ill, or even die from their infestation.

How to prevent them:

Because so many pets can have worms and remain asymptomatic, University Animal Hospital recommends regular fecal tests (at least twice a year) for all of our patients,

As a preventative, we strongly urge all parents to keep their pet on a year round Heartworm preventative, such as Sentinel for dogs, which, in addition to preventing heartworm disease, also prevents and controls flea infestations, and protects against intestinal worms. For cats we recommend Revolution to prevent heartworm disease, and for use as a broad spectrum dewormer.

Frontline for dogs and cats is another important part of your pet

February Is Pet Dental Health Month!

February is Pet Dental Health Month!

Receive 10% off your pet’s Dental Health Care in February.

Dental care is more than just a cure for bad breath. Just like people, pets need preventative dental health care to avoid painful problems later in life.

Here are some things to think about while you’re brushing your teeth:

  • More 8 out of 10 dogs, and 7 out of 10 cats show signs of poor dental health by the age of three.
  • Dental problems in pets as in people can lead to pain, tooth loss, and periodontal disease
  • Pets’ oral disease invariably progresses with time, as does people’s, and can result in damage to internal organs, including the heart, liver and kidneys.

Poor dental care affects more than just your pet’s mouth. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and damage your pet’s liver, kidneys, lungs and heart. A proper dental care routine can add 3-5 years to your pet’s life.

Call (212) 288-8884 to schedule ‘s appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kennel Cough Outbreak in Manhattan!

Cases of Kennel Cough being Reported In Manhattan!

Recently an outbreak of kennel cough, and canine influenza has hit Manhattan. Many boarding facilities, daycare and grooming salons in the area have reported cases of these highly contagious diseases.

Although these diseases are extremely contagious, and potentially deadly, they are preventable by keeping your pet current on his or her vaccines and staying vigilant about your pet’s environment. Even pets who have been vaccinated for Bordetella or Canine Influenza may still be susceptible to other strains of the same disease.

The most common symptom is a dry hacking cough sometimes followed by retching. Many owners describe the cough as having a ‘honking sound.’ A watery nasal discharge may also be present. With mild cases, dogs continue to eat and be alert and active. In more severe cases, the symptoms may progress and include lethargy, fever, lack of appetite, pneumonia, and in very severe cases, even death. The majority of severe cases occur in immunocompromised animals, or young unvaccinated puppies.

University Animal Hospital
(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Kittens for Adoption!

Bring home a little New Yorker today!

We have two adorable kittens available who are looking for good homes! We have one boy and one girl. The male cat is fixed and both are dewormed,current on boosters, and friendly.

Please call us on (212) 288-8884 for more information or to schedule a time to view these cuties!

University Animal Hospital
(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Help University Animal Hospital Go Green!!

Help University Animal Hospital Go Green!!

Please help us conserve resources by allowing your account to go paperless!!

We now offer online access to your medical history and reminders via Pet portal and have been notifying you by e-mail of your upcoming services or reminders due.

If you wish to no longer receive paper reminders from University Animal Hospital, please contact us via e-mail with

The Holidays Are Approaching – Book your Pet’s Boarding & Grooming Now!

The holidays are getting closer, and our grooming and boarding spaces are filling up fast!

If traveling with your pet is not an option, let them have a staycation with us. Whether it’s one night, one week, or more, your dog will enjoy our clean and comfortable facilities. We provide supervised and loving care around the clock. While you are away we will closely monitor your pet, ensuring his or her comfort and health. We have a veterinarian on premises 24 hours a day for boarding supervision, and can accommodate special medical boarding requests.

Rain, sunshine, sleet or snow, our kennel attendants walk each dog individually 3 – 5 times per day, just like you would at home. Our expert groomer,

Gracia, is also available to give your pets the spa treatment with a full grooming before they go home. Call us today to book your space.

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884

354 East 66th Street

New York, NY

10065

Get Monthly Reminders for Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventatives

Prevention is important, but it’s easy to forget which day to give your pet their monthly Heartworm preventative, or Flea/Tick preventative application.

Remind My Pet is a great website to make those remembering medication easy! You can opt for

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