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 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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Vets in the City with Dr. Anthony D. White II

By: Jamie Ruden

April 19, 2022 • 7 mins read

When searching for a Vet for your furry friend, it’s hard to really understand why your Vet became a Vet, what their specialities are, and their background. That’s why we have begun a series of interviewing local Vets in NYC….

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Vets in the City feat. Dr. Fortier of All Ears Veterinary

By: Jamie Ruden

April 14, 2022 • 7 mins read

When searching for a Vet for your furry friend, it’s hard to really understand why your Vet became a Vet, what their specialties are, and their background. That’s why we have begun a series of interviews of local Vets in…

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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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5 Best Treats to Help Alleviate Dog Breath

By: Jamie Ruden

March 25, 2022 • 6 mins read

Dogs are loved everywhere and many of us love spending time with them. Unfortunately, dogs can also suffer from bad breath. We all love kissing our dogs and getting licks in return, but the smell of rotten fish can break…

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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…

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What’s the difference between telehealth and telemedicine?

By: Kaylee Gates

March 8, 2022 • 7 mins read

The COVID-19 pandemic helped provide new insight into understanding that while there are some tasks that must be done in person, there are others that can be performed just as effectively virtually. This realization also happened in the veterinary industry! …

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