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Delmar Animal Hospital

910 Delaware Ave.

Delmar, NY 12054

Frequently Asked Questions

Crating the Adult Dog

Many common behavior problems of older puppies (over 6 months) and adult dogs are caused by separation anxiety, lack of feeling secure when left alone.  Crates can be very helpful or very harmful in solving these problems.  Crates must be introduced gradually , making every  association with the crate as positive and pleasant as possible.  Crates will not work for frequent, long hour usage and lack of proper exercise.


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Crating the Puppy

A young puppy (8-16 weeks) should have no problem accepting the crate as his own room, bed, den.  Any complaining is generally caused not directly by the crate, but by his learning to accept controls in a new and unfamiliar environment and wanting to be with the family.


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Crating a Dog - Cruelty or Kindness?

Dog crates have been used by dog owners, breeders, trainers, groomers and veterinarians for a long time.  But many pet owners hate the idea of using a crate fearing it to be unfair or harmful to their new dog friend.  Are dog crates cruel? or kind?


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Airplane Travel

Many of us are very used to travel by airplane, but not so used to traveling with our pets.  Here are some common concerns and recommendations for those high flying pets.


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Veterinary Glossary

words that may be unfamiliar to humans but are used by veterinarians


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Car Trips with a Pet

Summer time is vacation time.  Whether traveling across country or just a couple hours to a camp ground or lake, here are some hints for traveling with your dog or cat.


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How to administer eye drops or ointment to a cat or dog

Administering eye drops to most cats and dogs is not very difficult, although there are a select few pets that fight administration.


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What do new kittens need?

Boy, those cute, hilarious balls of fur are fun to watch and cuddle! But what do they need?


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What do new puppies need?

Having a new puppy is somewhat like having a new baby- wonderful and overwhelming at the same time.  And a quick trip to the pet store makes you wobble in your shoes!  Many come out wondering, how much of this stuff do I really need? Let us share with you what we consider we might need when bringing a new puppy home.


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Environmental Enrichment for a Happier Cat

Many indoor cats live in relative boredom and loneliness, contributing to stress that results in behavior disorders such as house soiling, urine marking, intercat aggression, owner directed aggression, and behaviorial overgrooming. Proper enrichment of the indoor environment gives the cat a more novel and complex life that encourages the cat to continue more typical species behavior leading to less behavior problems.


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