When it comes to naming our children there are a variety of factors that come in to play. Often times parents will honor family members by naming their children after Grandpa Wesley or Aunt Betty, for examples. Other times Mom and Dad will just choose a name that sounds cool.

When it comes to naming our pets there are no rules. Pets can be named almost anything from a number to a nickname. Here are the Top 5 Most Popular Dog Names in New York. New York's favorite dog name is also #1 in the Nation.

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Once your pet is named they should expect to hear other names along the way. Somehow our boy Mondo has a few different nicknames that have nothing to do with anything. In my house Mondo can expect to hear things like "There's my Chicken Cheese".

US News and World Report researched the most popular dog names in the Nation and this is what they found. Is your dog's name listed in New York's Top 5?

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#5 MOST POPULAR DOG NAME IN NEW YORK - Milo

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#4 MOST POPULAR DOG NAME IN NEW YORK - Coco

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#3 MOST POPULAR DOG NAME IN NEW YORK - Max

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#2 MOST POPULAR DOG NAME IN NEW YORK - Luna

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#1 MOST POPULAR DOG NAME IN NEW YORK - Bella! Rounding out the Top 5 in the Nation are Luna, Max Daisy and Charlie.

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Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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