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How to read your dog’s body language!

Friday, February 20th, 2015


Written by Kate Perry

What’s your dog trying to tell you?

Most canine misbehavior can be attributed to a breakdown of communication between you and your pooch. People are primarily
verbal-centric, but dogs are not. In addition to scent, they speak to one another and to us with
body language, facial expressions and vocalizations.

Understanding “canine speak” becomes critical when we want to curb, remove or interrupt
a behavior we don’t like. It can also be applied to help us shape or capture behavior
we like and want to reinforce.

Watch and learn…
Relaxed tail wag – “I’m friendly”
Stiff tail wag – “I’m on guard”
Tail tucked – “I’m afraid”
Eyes darting – “I’m nervous” or “I’m anxious”
Eyes staring – “Don’t mess with me”
Ears pulled back – “I’m scared” or “I’m concerned”
Ears flickering forward – “I’m curious”
Mouth relaxed – “I’m calm”
Mouth tight, baring teeth, low growl – “Back off”
Body in freeze position – “I’m conflicted or feeling fear”
Panting, drooling or yawning – “I’m stressed”
Rolling on back with open mouth – “Life is good!”

Nyc Avian Exotic Vet Office Horror, Ten Pets Die!

Friday, February 20th, 2015


On February 16th, 2015 steam from a bust heating coil killed 10 exotic pets.
6 parrots, 1 parakeet, 2 rabbits and a hedgehog died at the Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine on Columbus avenue/87th said Manager Lorelei Tibbetts.

The clinic is the only one of its kind in nyc treating exotic animals such as snakes, turtles and lizards.


Tv Shoot for Veria Living Naturally Beautiful

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


We did a taped shoot for Veria Living’s “Naturally Beautiful” hosted by the lovely Erika Vetrini in Fall 2013 and unfortunately it still has not aired :(

We were slated to be episode 134 but they have only aired 20 or episodes so not looking good…

This has happened a few times so I think from here on in we will mainly do live shoots like we did Good Morning America and only ones that will for sure be seen by new yorkers.

We get calls often from International TV shows wanting to film but unfortunately this does not help Petaholics as we would not offer services in those foreign countries furthermore they usually want to film “pack walks” for effect which we do not do.

We are open to local NYC Press and/or major national coverage as long as it is not a reality show.

Duty Calls

Monday, November 10th, 2014


Meet the 6 dogs whose heroic feats are being honored at the first Military Dog Float in the NYC Veterans Day Parade!

Written By Jordan Kaplan

1. Ryky- 8 Belgian Malinois

A Detection dog, Ryky sniffed out IED’S. She earned a k9 medal for exceptional service.

2. Cila 7 Choc. Lab

She served for 5 years with staff Sgt Jason Bos in the Army Police which included 1 year tour in Operation Enduring Freedom

3. Fieldy 7 Black Lab

A Contract working dog, serving alongside Cpl. Nick Caceres in Afghanistan

4. Maxi 13 Belgian Malinois

Multiple tours as an Explosive Detection Dog and 2 years as a military police dog in Japan.

5. Cena 7, Black Lab

Worked with Cpl Jeff Deyong Jr in Operation Moshtarak in Afghanistan
6. Mariah 6 Black Lab

Worked in Afghanistan with Sgt. Oscar Pena detecting explosives

Momentary Leash

Monday, November 3rd, 2014


Get a Pup for the day! NYC Shelter pairs empty dog “nest” New Yorkers with hounds up for adoption for Hikes in the wilderness.

Founded in 2012, Discover Outdoors hosts hikes paired up with hounds from Animal Haven Shelter for bi-monthly day hikes in the great outdoors, $110 fee with it going to the shelter.


Petco to Open in Midtown East

Monday, October 13th, 2014


Another Big Box Store opens in Midtown!

Petco, the goliath pet store chain has come to tony Midtown East, they took over the former 3 level OTB space that has been dormant for almost 4 years.

Grand Opening is this weekend (10/17-19)


Cat-Astrophe- Queens Cat owners seeing mysterious feline disappearances!

Monday, June 16th, 2014


In the past 8 months over 80 cats have vanished from the Astoria, Queens area without a trace. Neighbors are terrified.

Mary Witty an NYU Admin and owner of Astoria 7 a group dedicated to tracking disappearances is getting reports of over 300 such disappearances all over New York City.


Roughing It! Four Solutions to help your dog weather the winter.

Monday, February 17th, 2014


1. Wax

Musher’s Secret is a wax that protect paws for those dogs that won’t wear booties, the wax moisturizes the foot. Only downside is it’s a little messy.


2. Dog Safe Salt-
Dog Friendly ice melting product that gives traction without harming paws.


3. Disposable Booties

Paw Protection without the bulk and expense as they are disposable.


5. Heavy duty dog boots

A good pair of Zack and Zoey dog boots, they offer warmth and insulation, a little pricey but worth the added expense.

Pets on Amtrak

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014


The Pets on Trains Act, aka HR 2066 is a bill up for vote in Congress.
If passed it would allow pets on Amtrak.

Their would be specially designated “Pet Car” on each train and could not be more than 75 miles and pets would still need to be crated and stowed in accordance with Amtrak’s policies.

Queens College Has puppy room during finals

Friday, January 17th, 2014


Books are not the only thing that makes ones ears stand up during finals week!

Students looking to ease some stress have fuzzy distractions.

The student association has helped create a puppy room in the library to help ease end of semester stress.

Puppy paradise proudly supplied the puppies, which were a yorkie, pomeranian and Dachshund.

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