Month: November 2008

ASPCA’s Top 10 ways to save money on your pet…

Personalize Your Pet’s VaccinesHard times are not an excuse to skip your pet’s annual shots, but it does make sense to talk to your vet about personalizing your pet’s vaccine protocol. Some vaccines are optional, while others are essential in preventing serious diseases. Spay or Neuter Your PetSpaying or neutering your pet can save a lot of money by preventing serious health problems including uterine, ovarian and testicular cancer. Many local shelters provide resources for low-cost or no-cost spay/neuter surgeries. Visit our online database to find a low-cost program in your area. If you live in New York City, check out our mobile clinic. Brush Your Pet’s TeethDental disease—such as tartar, gingivitis, loose or infected teeth—can lead to heart and kidney problems and expensive procedures. Start a daily dental routine to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. Protect Your Pet from ParasitesFlea and tick infestations can cause a host of costly medical problems from minor skin irritations to life-threatening anemia. Stick with a topical flea and tick solution to keep the critters at bay. Toss the CigarettesSecondhand smoke is no joke for pets—it can cause asthma, bronchitis, lymphoma and oral, nasal and lung cancers. Quit now and you’ll save money on vet bills. At the very least, avoid smoking around your pet. (View the rest of the...

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Could the green revolution save the American economy?

“If we want things to stay as they are–that is, if we want to maintain our technological, economic, and moral leadership and a habitable planet, rich with flora and fauna, leopards and lions, and human communities that can grow in a sustainable way–things will have to change around here, and fast.” – excerpt from Thomas L. Friedman’s “Hot, Flat and Crowded” (BUY...

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10 people, places and things every NYC dog owner should know about!

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