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You and Your Veterinarian
I need help paying for my pet's veterinary care
What kind of animal rehabilitation services can New York veterinarians offer?
My veterinarian will not call me with blood work results after repeated requests for information
My veterinarian revealed the name of my pet and some other client-specific information on social media. Is this unethical or illegal?
My veterinarian failed to have my dog's remains cremated. Now, the vet wants payment for cremation 6 months later. What are my rights as a client?
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What are the nutritional guidelines for pet food manufactured in New York State?
My friend has been caring for my dog over the past month. What happens if she won't give the dog back?
I found a stray dog, put up flyers to try and locate an owner, and had no response after 7 days. Can I keep the dog and consider it mine?
Where can I find information on how smoking and vaping affects my pet(s)?
My pet has been diagnosed with an incurable disease. I want to use the time he has left to contribute to research efforts or participate in clinical trials. How do I do that?
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Death of a Pet
My veterinarian used intracardiac injection to euthanize my cat. Did the cat feel any pain?
My pet recently passed away and I can't seem to cope with the loss. Is there someone I can talk to?
Injuring Animals with Your Car
What should I do if I accidentally strike and injure an animal with my car?
Resources for Owners in Crisis
I'm in NYC and can't take care of my pet right now. How do I avoid taking it to an animal shelter?
Traveling with Your Pet
What are the NYS temperature regulations for stowing a domestic animal in airplane cargo holds?
How do I find out what vaccinations are required before taking my dogs from the U.S. into Canada?
How do I find an accredited veterinarian to sign a health certificate so my pet can travel?
Is there any outside temperature at which it's safe to leave your animal(s) in a car?