So excited about my column in the new issue of Hamptons Dog Magazine! Thank you Emma Kenny Illustrations for the illustration of me and some of my real patients! Pick up a copy all around the Hamptons or click below to check it out online.
Dr. Cindy Bressler, who tends to Donna Karan's pets, among others, and has dealt with a dog scarfing down pot brownies, makes house calls. drcindybressler.com
Dr. Cindy Bressler, Hamptons house-call vet:
You can take your dog paddle boarding with you in Montauk, where dog trainer Lisa Hartman [786-942-7387] gives lessons. Most of them love it. They find the motion smooth and relaxing. Just remember their life jackets!
If you’ve been searching summer after summer for the perfect East End yoga class or swim lessons for your Havanese, relax — your life just got easier. Veterinarian Dr. Cindy Bressler has partnered with Edward Alava, owner of high-end Upper East Side pet emporium the Dog Store, to unleash Hamptons Canine Concierge, a service catering to needs and whims your dog doesn’t even know it has.
The doggie duo organized a directory of pet professionals, encompassing medical experts, trainers, party planners, masseurs, sports instructors, chauffeurs, baby sitters, nutritional counselors, groomers — even a facialist.
“Edward and I were always getting calls from dog owners out here asking for everything you can imagine,’’ says Bressler. “If they wanted a treatment or luxury for themselves, they also wanted it for their pets.’’
Fashion marketing consultant Jonathan von Natterer, 49, who lives in TriBeCa and summers in East Hampton, told Alava that his Shar-Pei, Buka, loves squirrels.
“Dogs can get pretty jaded in the city,’’ he says. “Edward suggested taking her on a squirrel watch to keep her stimulated. She was in heaven. They sent her home with a squirrel toy, which was a really special touch. It’s so over-the-top that they keyed into her personality.’’
For Diane Eckstein, a 50-year-old interior designer who lives in downtown Manhattan with her schnauzer, Storm, and French bulldog, Cosmo, Bressler suggested swimming lessons. “Cosmo is developing cataracts, and dogs can get a little lazy about getting around when this happens,’’ explains Eckstein. “Dr. Bressler said this would be a good way to keep up his muscle tone.’’...
*Not sure where to find the perfect yoga studio for your Havanese, or the best doggie massage for your furry weekend warrior? House-call vet Cindy Bressler and Edward Alava, owner of chic Upper East Side puppy emporium the Dog Store, have teamed up for Hamptons Canine Concierge, whose services range from emergency medical care to swimming lessons. They will even get Best Pet Rx to deliver meds to the beach. 631-255-8556