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Taking Medical Photos of Your Pet

December 5, 2018

The smartphone has revolutionized much of life today. Not only can we stay in constant contact with family and friends, but we can also listen to music, watch sporting events, and record life’s important moments in photographs and video. In a previous blog post, I suggested how you could use your smartphone to keep your … Continue reading Taking Medical Photos of Your Pet


Do you really need a cat sitter?

November 21, 2018

This week marks the beginning of the 2018 holiday season and with the holidays comes travel for celebrations with family and friends. Grandma may not have your cat on the holiday guest list, and other cats are just homebodies. With all the smart devices available to cat lovers, is a cat sitter really necessary when … Continue reading Do you really need a cat sitter?

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Having a Heart to Heart Talk with Yourself About Your Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis

November 14, 2018

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. One in every four dogs and one in every five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime and @amcny is doing its part to raise pet cancer awareness by tweeting to #CurePetCancer to raise awareness. Since cancer diagnoses are common in pets, many of my readers will face … Continue reading Having a Heart to Heart Talk with Yourself About Your Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis

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Diabetes: Pets and People

November 7, 2018

November is American Diabetes Month. To highlight how veterinarians care for pets with diabetes, I thought I would tell the story of one of my patients, a fluffy, grey and white cat named Stone. Stone is a youngster, just under two years of age. He came to see me because his owner had noticed weight loss … Continue reading Diabetes: Pets and People

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Paw-o-ween: Halloween Animal Myths

October 31, 2018

Halloween is a mystical holiday, full of supernatural creatures with magical powers. The spirits inhabiting All Hallows Eve and the Day of the Dead, have given us some animal myths. In this blog post, I dig deeper into the myths and determine if they are fact or fiction. Chicken Halloween Costumes are the New Trend … Continue reading Paw-o-ween: Halloween Animal Myths

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Everyday Medicine: Hospital Wards

October 17, 2018

“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 physical examination and vomiting or regurgitation. Today’s post focuses on the types of hospital wards your pet would stay in at AMC. If you have been unlucky … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: Hospital Wards


Veterinary Nursing in Action

October 10, 2018

October 14-20 is the annual celebration of National Veterinary Technician Week. In New York State, we call these animal healthcare professionals licensed veterinary technicians (LVT), but in other municipalities they are known as certified veterinary technicians, veterinary technologists, or registered veterinary technicians. No matter what their exact title is, these critical members of the veterinary … Continue reading Veterinary Nursing in Action

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Should I Adopt an Older Dog?

October 3, 2018

October is Adopt a Dog Month or Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Either way, I hope your family is thinking about whether or not adopting a dog is the right move. Keep in mind, adopting a dog at the wrong time or without considering its impact on your family is always a bad idea. Adopting … Continue reading Should I Adopt an Older Dog?