The Doggie Bowl

Discover advice and tips from experts on how to be the best dog mom or dad to your furry best friend your dog! We even have stories from dog parents like you and fun ways to celebrate our pooches. Search by category or tags to find the best content for you.

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Ask a Trainer: The Importance of having a Hierarchy of Treats

By: Tess Marty

May 18, 2022 • 4 mins

Dog training can be frustrating, especially when you have a dog who isn’t incredibly treat-motivated! Trainers tell you to use their dinner as training rewards, but your picky eater just isn’t interested enough. We’re here to tell you about the…

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Ask a Vet: 5 Things you didn’t know about seasonal allergies for your dog

By: Dr. Seth Bishop, DVM

May 14, 2022 • 6 mins

After a pleasant spring day of admiring the cherry blossoms in Central Park, it is time for a good night’s rest. Your fluffy best friend jumps onto the base of the bed next to you. As you begin resting peacefully…


What to expect at a Wellness Appointment at the Vet?

By: Gabriela Medina Vázquez (Pre-Vet)

May 13, 2022 • 6 mins read time

What are wellness exams? Wellness exams in dogs are conducted by veterinary professionals and their purpose is to examine, diagnose, treat and practice preventive medicine.  Why are wellness appointments essential? Taking your dog to a wellness exam is an essential…

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Ask a Vet: Your Dog’s Surgery Day from Drop-off To Pick-Up

By: Ryan Fortier, DVM, Elite FFCP

May 12, 2022 • 6 mins read

Dropping your pet off for an anesthetic procedure is one of the most stressful parts of being a pet parent. It is normal to worry about your pet and wonder what they are experiencing at the veterinary clinic. At All…

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NYC Dog Trainer shares 5 Tips for any NYC Dog

By: Tess Marty

April 20, 2022 • 5 mins

When living in a busy urban environment like NYC, it’s important that we are versed in all things dog before adding a member to our family! We talked to Tess Marty, a NYC dog trainer, and she’s going to be…

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Top 5 Tips on Reading a Dog Food Ingredients List

By: Nikki Giovanelli

April 7, 2022 • 7 mins

Sometimes reading a pet food label can feel like the most overwhelming thing in the world. The average pet parent often has limited knowledge of the “rules” that govern ingredient lists. And there are rules, lots of them. The Association…

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What does it mean when a Vet is Fear-Free Certified?

By: Ryan Fortier, DVM, Elite FFCP

March 25, 2022 • 4 mins read

Fear Free is a philosophy that focuses on animals’ mental health and stress in addition to their general health. For many years, most veterinarians believed that animals were simply going to be scared at the vet and there was not…

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What is Food Therapy?

By: Rachel Barrack, DVM, CVA, CVCH

March 17, 2022 • 5 mins read

Food therapy is the science of tailoring diet to an individual’s unique needs. What we feed our pets is important, especially because we often feed them the same thing every day. Food therapy is all about making smart dietary choices…

Vets in the City

6 Best Vets Below 14th Street in 2022

By: Jamie Ruden

March 3, 2022 • 7 mins read

It’s so hard to find the right Veterinarian for you and when there are so many to choose from! That’s why we did the hard work and found the best Vets below 14th street. Manhattanites rejoice – you have six…

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