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Animal hospital to host open house

River Road Animal Hospital will host an open house in honor of its 5-year anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 26. From 1 to 4 p.m., the public is invited to stop by for facility tours, a discounted microchip clinic, raffles, giveaways,…




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Fluffy and Fido get festive

Stores do brisk business selling holiday outfits for family pets By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Who said you need thumbs to tear into a gift on Christmas morning? Marie DeBrocky certainly doesn’t think so. DeBrocky owns Head-to-Tail pet…


Joey the cattle dog teases his friends Gracie and Meekah after catching the ball. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

A walk and a talk in the dog park

Town facility a favorite place for canines and their humans BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The dog park in Niskayuna is as much a social center for people as it is for the dogs who chase each other…



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COMMUNITY POST: Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs

This post was contributed by Ron Scharf, veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna. Spring is here in the Northeast and ticks are out agaian. Dogs are at risk of tick-borne diseases, as we humans are. We are in an…


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Diligence needed in tick fight

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Julie Lohre had her first encounter with a tick early this spring while walking her dog in Blatnick Park. Lohre, who oversees Niskayuna town park operations, says her dog stayed out of tall grass…