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AMC in The News

April 18, 2014

Even a cat has no choice but to jump sometimes, and a raging fire at a Florida apartment complex was one of those times. The cat on a hot 3rd floor first retreated, scared by the firemen. But when things got too hot, Charley Jasper jumped…landed on his feet and kept going.

April 15, 2014
Pets Adviser

If you’re thinking of buying your child a bunny for Easter, think again. Rabbits and children are not a match made in heaven — and the evidence is the surge of bunnies dumped in parks or surrendered to shelters a few months later.

April 3, 2014
Fox 5 News

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a veterinarian and oncologist at the Animal Medical Center on the Upper East Side, said: "We don't know the chemical compound the dogs are smelling because if we did we could design a machine that could do the same thing."

April 1, 2014
Prevention Magazine

They're so tiny, you can barely see them. But there's nothing invisible about their pestiness: They suck blood, make your pet (and you) itch like crazy, and can transmit diseases to pets and people. 

April 1, 2014
Prevention Magazine

So this is a thing now—it’s called “humanization.” Nope, not like the movie where a nerdy guy falls in love with his computer’s female voice. Humanization is our urge to treat our pets as we treat ourselves—and it’s the reason why you’re seeing more and more pet vitamins and supplements at your local supplement store, pet supply retailer, drug store, and supermarket. The rationale behind it: “I take vitamins. Shouldn’t I take care of my dog or cat’s nutritional needs too?”

March 28, 2014

In today’s VetGirl blog, we interview Dr. Richard Goldstein, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA, Chief Medical Officer at Animal Medical Center in New York City, on Lyme disease. 

March 26, 2014

People love their pets, dogs especially. But when those animals get sick or have an accident, we often feel almost as much pain as they do. On top of that, we wind up having to pay exorbitant veterinary costs to make our pet-pals right again.

March 24, 2014
The Conscious Cat

Reiki, an energy therapy that originated in Japan, is is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, you and your cats are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, you and your cats will often be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. 

March 13, 2014
Fox5 News NY

The American Pet Products Association says our country spent $56 billion last year alone on their favorite friends -- roughly the gross domestic product for Ecuador and the Dominican Republic combined.

March 12, 2014
The Bowery Boys

Animal rights became an interesting tangent of New York's progressive movement, a focus on the well-being of four-legged creatures that culminated, one century ago this week, in the opening of the Free Hospital and Dispensary for Animals (at 350 Lafayette Street), the first institution of its type in the United States.



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Pet Stories

A Shih Tzu Named Shai

We adopted Shai though a foster family to discover she was mostly blind from abuse. Only months later, her retina detached and she became fully blind. This brave and small Shih Tzu still acclimated well, until she suffered a stroke. We came home to a normally snuggly pup who that day could not get up off of her side. 

Kugel's Story

Kugel found us or we found Kugel only a few years ago - not sure how the story starts. But, since we first got Kugel she was very sick. The fabulous Dr. Kim Alexander helped us determine it was gastric lymphoma. 

Katie's Story

Thanks to Dr. Chick Weisse, Katie will turn 3 this October. Katie was diagnosed with a liver shunt at 3 months old. Dr. Weisse put her on medications till she was old enough to have the surgery correct her problem.