Exam with Vaccinations, Grooming, or Parasite Checks for a Dog or Cat at Harlem Animal Hospital (Up to 68% Off)

Harlem

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Veterinarians administer vaccines for rabies, distemper/parvo, or FVRCP, clean ears and trim nails, or administer flea prevention

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Six Options

$55 for an exam-and vaccination package for a dog ($138 total value)

  • Distemper/parvo vaccination ($38 value)
  • Rabies vaccination ($40 value)
  • Comprehensive exam ($60 value)

$55 for an exam-and-vaccination package for a cat ($142 total value) * Rabies vaccination ($44 value) * Comprehensive exam ($60 value) * FVRCP vaccination ($38 value)

$69 for an exam-and-grooming package for a dog ($213 total value) * Ear cleaning ($25 value) * Nail trim ($15 value) * Distemper/parvo vaccination ($38 value) * Rabies vaccination ($40 value) * Comprehensive exam ($60 value) * Anal-gland expression ($35 value)

$69 for an exam-and-grooming package for a cat ($215 total value) * Comprehensive exam ($60 value) * Rabies vaccination ($42 value) * FVRCP vaccination ($38 value) * Nail trim ($15 value) * Ear cleaning ($25 value) * Anal-gland expression ($35 value)

$65 for an exam-and-parasite package for a dog ($130 total value) * Comprehensive exam ($60 value) * Heartworm test ($70 value) * Flea/tick prevention ($20 value)

$65 for an exam-and-parasite package for a cat ($130 value) * Comprehensive exam ($60 value) * Retroviral test (FIV/FeLV) ($70 value) * Flea/tick prevention ($20 value)

Domestication: The Pick of the Litter, Litter After Litter

It’s important to take good care of your pet—after all, it’s the product of millennia of domestication. Read on to learn more about how once-wild animals found a place in our homes.

If you raised a siberian husky pup and a wolf cub side-by-side, giving each one the same food, training, and number of belly scratches, you would still wind up with one tame creature and one wild one. So why the difference? Though both creatures are technically the same species (Canis lupus) and share virtually the same DNA, only the husky's genes are programmed for domestication. The traits we associate with domestication—such as friendliness, calmness, and even floppy ears—have all been selected by humans and passed down from one generation of huskies to the next. In simpler terms: nature created the wolf; we bred the husky.

An example of the domestication process can be seen in a famous Russian experiment using arctic foxes. Beginning in 1958, scientists took an assortment of wild foxes and selected only the few that showed a specific trait—friendliness towards humans. They allowed those foxes to breed then selected only the friendliest of that litter, and so on and so on. After only a few generations, the foxes began to exhibit behaviors never found in their wild ancestors, such as whining and tail wagging. What's more, the domesticated foxes took on new appearances, sporting more juvenile features and spotted fur. Though the strange new foxes might have been considered a new species, they—like dogs to wolves—were just a domesticated version of the same wild foxes.

Although dogs have been domesticated for roughly 33,000 years and cats for 12,000, no one is quite sure how either species came to be domesticated. One of the most popular theories is that only the least aggressive animals were permitted to hang around early human settlements, and over time, humans began breeding the friendliest of the bunch. The advantages were clear: dogs aided in hunting, while cats kept food stores free of rodents and protected the villages from laser pointers.

Customer Reviews

250 Ratings

My first visit with my dog was great. Everyone was friendly and all procedures were carefully explained to me. I recommend this place for anyone with animals.
Robin D. · October 23, 2016
Excellent customer service!
Brittany · October 19, 2016
Very welcoming and friendly.
Yolanda P. · October 18, 2016
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    193 Lenox Avenue

    New York, NY 10026

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