April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April 3, 2019

Veterinarian’s offices are humming with energy this time of year. Kitten season is starting up and many dogs will have their annual physical examination and blood tests. One test that is an annual essential is a heartworm test. Heartworm basics If left untreated, heartworms can be a serious and potentially fatal condition in dogs. However, … Continue reading April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Medical Machines: Ultrasound Machines

March 13, 2019

“Medical Machines” is a new series of blog posts highlighting the equipment AMC veterinarians use to provide state-of-the-art care to thousands of pets annually. These machines save countless lives, but pet families rarely ever have the opportunity to see them up close and personal. This series will give readers a glimpse into the equipment AMC … Continue reading Medical Machines: Ultrasound Machines

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Dogs

February 27, 2019

One of my patient’s winter vacations was cut short last week when her owner noticed she was bumping into the furniture and reluctant to jump on and off the bed. A quick trip to the Animal Medical Center and consultations with internal medicine, neurology and ophthalmology specialists determined this cute pug, named Amanda, was blind … Continue reading Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Dogs

Everyday Medicine: What is a spay?

February 20, 2019

“Everyday Medicine” is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments, and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include fecal analysis and vomiting or regurgitation. Since February 26, 2019 is World Spay Day, today’s post focuses on spaying a healthy dog or cat as … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: What is a spay?