How Often Do Cats Need Rabies Vaccines? 


When it comes to protecting your beloved pet from serious health threats, vaccination plays a pivotal role. One vaccine that stands out in its importance is the rabies vaccine. This blog will explore how often cats need rabies vaccines, ensuring your pet stays healthy and happy. Rabies is not just a health risk to animals;…

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Can Cats Get Heartworms? 


Cats are cherished members of our families, and their well-being is of utmost importance to us. As pet owners, it’s natural to be concerned about their health. One question that often comes up is, “Can cats get heartworm?” In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into this topic to provide you with the information you need…

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Why Is My Dog Breathing Weird?

red and white spaniel dog outside on partly cloudy day panting

If you’ve noticed your dog breathing weirdly, it’s natural to feel concerned. We’re here to shed light on some common reasons behind unusual breathing patterns in dogs. We will explore various causes, from harmless quirks to signs of more serious health issues. If you’re worried about your pet’s health, Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group in…

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Why Does My Cat Play in the Litterbox?

kitten playing in the litterbox

Have you ever noticed your cat spending more time than usual in their litterbox, not just for their regular bathroom breaks, but actually playing in it? This behavior might seem odd, but it’s not uncommon. In this blog, we will explore the various reasons why your cat might be playing in the litterbox. We’ll also…

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How Cold is Too Cold for Dogs?

dog wearing a sweater and hat in the snow

As the winter months roll on, it’s important for dog owners to understand how cold weather can affect their pets. We will explore the topic of winter pet safety, focusing on what temperatures might be too cold for dogs. You’ll learn how to spot signs of cold-related discomfort or danger in your dog, and we’ll…

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Signs of Fleas on Dogs

signs of fleas on dogs in new york city ny

Fleas are those tiny, troublesome pests that can wreak havoc on your furry companion’s health and quality of life. They are an ongoing concern for dogs–and their owners. If left unchecked, these pests can multiply quickly and easily, leading to full-blown infestations.  We’ll explore the universal issue of fleas on dogs and the various signs…

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Cat High-Rise Syndrome

cat high rise syndrome in new york city ny

In the bustling urban landscapes of New York City, our feline family members often enjoy the sights and sounds of the city from high-rise apartments. While it’s heartwarming to see your cat perched by the window, there’s a hidden danger lurking in these lofty heights – cat high-rise syndrome. We’ll explore what this term means,…

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Can Dogs Eat Turkey Bones?

Hey there, pet parents of Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Lower East Side, and Park Slope! We all love spoiling our furry friends, especially during holiday feasts or family gatherings. But let’s face it: Not everything on the dinner table is safe for Fido. A common question we hear at Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group is, “Can…

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Heatstroke in dogs: keeping your dog safe from heat exhaustion

heatstroke in dogs in new york city ny

With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s crucial for every pet parent to understand the signs, risks, and preventive measures of heatstroke in dogs. Being informed can make all the difference in your canine companion’s health, especially in bustling cityscapes like Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Lower East Side, or Park Slope.  In this blog,…

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8 Best Dog Parks in New York City

dog parks manhattan ny

A dog park is like Disneyland to a playful, energetic pup who wants nothing more than to run free and socialize. They also love playing games like catch and frisbee and enjoying quality time with their favorite human. There are plenty of dog parks in and around Manhattan, New York, where dogs enjoy themselves thoroughly.…

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