Bordetella, the New Law and What You Need To Do

Bordetella is the bacteria that in rare instances can cause whooping cough in humans; dogs are far more susceptible. The bacteria transmits through direct contact as well as airborne droplets and when combined with the parainfluenza virus leads to the … Continue reading →

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June Pet of the Month – Jack

I adopted Jack from ACC in mid-March, because the adoption tech was confident I’d be a good match for a cat she’d been holding eight days for the right fit: she said he needed a human who would be around … Continue reading →

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August Pet of the Month – Zoe

Zoe is honored to be the MetVet Pet of the Month, but she’s been the pet of a lifetime for me. More than nineteen years ago, the then little three-month old kitten stuck her paws through the bars of her … Continue reading →

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April Pet of the Month- Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx wears the tuxedo of his namesake, but otherwise is known for being a “big hunk o’ lovin’.” He was adopted Columbus Day weekend in 2009 from Bidawee, when the Jakobsen & Randall family was looking for a new … Continue reading →

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March Pet of the Month-Gracie

Gracie Allen is our beloved 5 year old Labradoodle. Friend to all, Gracie always aims to please. Always near by, but never under foot. Grace has an amazing sense of what is hers, and despite a huge pile of gutted … Continue reading →

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February Pet of the Month-Mika

Mika is a Hurricane Sandy survivor-  she lived on the street in Staten Island for 6 weeks after her previous family sadly lost their home in the storm.  Upon finding her, a relief worker wrapped her in a blanket and … Continue reading →

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January Pet of the Month-Miles

When I was a social worker at a middle school in Baltimore City, one of the students told me about Miles.  He was born into a troubled, chaotic home and his original family was worried that he wasn’t safe. They … Continue reading →

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December Pet of the Month- Marley

This is Robert George Marley Goicoechea Samuels, better known as Marley: He’s a 6 year old Havanese. He was a terribly shy puppy at first. But as he grew up, he became a completely different animal—a dashing, outgoing pooch. A … Continue reading →

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November Pet of the Month-Juniper

  Juniper Attila Little Bear Samuels is a loving, entertaining dog. She always knows how to get your attention, whether it’s by shredding the book you put down for a minute, chewing your glasses, or, in a moment of sheer brilliance,  … Continue reading →

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October Pet of the Month-Beanie and Simi

Meet Beanie and Simi My name is Simi Sue and this is my older (and bigger) sister, Beanie Bear. We are long coat chihuahuas, and are the best of friends. Well, I think so anyway. I am 3 and a … Continue reading →

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