Angel: from the Greek angelos, meaning messenger. Many religions and mythologies tell of stories where angels serve as intermediaries, protectors, and ones who guide others. The fo[...]
From Valley Cottage Animal Hospital by Jessica E. Downing, DVM Part Of the Medicine If you were to look at Mr. Honara you would see a Vietnam veteran wearing a baseball cap and swe[...]
There’s no place like home for the holidays, especially here in the Hudson Valley! We are blessed with fresh, wintery cold air that makes for excellent snuggling conditions with ou[...]
Healthy Pets for Healthy Owners Similar to humans, obesity in our pets is a growing problem. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, approximately 54% of cats and [...]
Lost and found Mary left her two cats in the care of a friend while she traveled. Mary and I crossed paths three weeks later when I called her from my animal hospital in Valley Cot[...]
Valentine’s Day is every day “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”—Anatole France If you were to look inside my heart, you would see a pair of d[...]
The world is a big place when you weigh less than ten pounds.  Life experiences can be intimidating for someone who has never ventured a mile from the door step of his home.  Howev[...]
I know a very sweet dog who developed a very terrible disease. The majority of dogs with this condition die. He lived. He stayed at my hospital for a week and recovered. A few mont[...]