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Dog Breeds from Ireland

Published by VCA Inc. in Breed of the Week, Dog Breed, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets January 25, 2017

Since the domestication of dogs many breeds have come to be recognized by organizations such as the American Kennel Club. These precious pooches come from countries all over the world. Ireland is home to many canine breed’s origin stories. Check out all of the breeds below broken down by category and let us know if you have a pup...

Breed of the Week – American Water Spaniel

Published by VCA Inc. in Breed of the Week, Dog Breed, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets January 22, 2017

The American Water Spaniel is a rare breed found mostly in the United States and spends its time as a hunting dog. This breed has a long history even though its recognition did not come until the early to mid 1900’s. Like the name suggests, this dog is great in water and specializes in hunting game such as...

#VCAPets of the Week – January 20, 2017

Published by VCA Inc. in #VCAPets, Cats, Dogs, Lifestyle, longhair, Pets, shorthair, VCA Animal Hospitals January 20, 2017

Every week we take a look at the VCA Pets shown around social media and check in to see how they are doing. As you can see, between office visits, fun adventures and lots of lounging, there is tons to see! Check out these awesome pets shown through the pics provided by their awesome pet parents. #VCAPets / January 13th –...

United States Longhair Cat Breeds

Published by VCA Inc. in Cat Breed, Cats, Lifestyle, longhair, Pets January 18, 2017

Cat enthusiasts may easily identify a cat’s breed at first glance. However, with so many cat breeds throughout the world, many are harder to identify. Also, where many cat breeds originate from is a mystery to most cat fanciers. For this reason, we will be breaking down cat breeds by country, starting with the United States.  As so...

#VCAPets of the Week – January 13, 2017

Published by VCA Inc. in #VCAPets, Cats, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets, Puppy January 13, 2017

Every week we take a look at the #vcapets shown around social media and check in to see how they are doing. As you can see, between office visits, fun adventures and lots of lounging, there is tons to see! Check out these awesome pets shown through the pics provided by their awesome pet parents. #VCAPets / January 6th –...

Top 10 Reasons Why Pets Deserve Our Undying Love

Published by VCA Inc. in Cats, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets, Top Lists January 12, 2017

By: Amber Kingsley Our continuous love affair with our loyal, constant companions has existed since we’ve drawn images of them alongside us during prehistoric times. Pictured beside us on ancient cave drawings and in paintings, they’ve been seen hunting with us, herding livestock and laying beside us since before the concept of written words. They’ve followed us throughout time, found periodically...

Why I Volunteer for a Pet Food Pantry

Published by VCA Inc. in Charities, Lifesaving, Lifestyle, Pet Food Pantry, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals January 11, 2017

By: Cath Juliano | Sunrise Veterinary Group |West Islip, NY   Every day, I drive past Long Island Cares, a food pantry on Long Island, and realize how fortunate I am.  Regularly, I recognize people from my neighborhood: “That’s a guy I went to school with,” I think to myself. I see clients from the animal hospital walk through...

Breed of the Week – The Maine Coon

Published by VCA Inc. in Breed of the Week, Cat Breed, Cats, Lifestyle, longhair, Pets January 9, 2017

This longhaired beauty is often referred to as America’s native cat and the name comes from the state of its recognition, Maine.  The Maine Coon origin story goes back as far as the 1800’s and has ties to famous names such as Marie Antoinette. The Feline Facts Ancestors / Breeding:  Naturally bred Origin:  United States, Maine Dates of Origin:...