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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?


Immune Mediated Neutropenia

September 26, 2018

I recently wrote about the concept of immune disease; those disorders where the immune system goes haywire and attacks normal cells in the body. In more recent blog posts, I wrote about two important immune diseases: immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) and immune mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP or IMTP).  Today’s blog post focuses on a third immune disorder … Continue reading Immune Mediated Neutropenia

Fluid Pumps

Medical Machines: Infusion Pumps

September 19, 2018

“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 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 veterinarians … Continue reading Medical Machines: Infusion Pumps

dog eyes

Cleaning Up Eye Goop

September 12, 2018

Last week I took calls from pet families on SiriusXM “Doctor Radio,” which is broadcast from NYU Langone Medical Center. Although I answered numerous calls during the one hour show, one question stood out in my mind for its pure practicality: “What products are safe for me to use around my pet’s eyes?” Dirty Eyes … Continue reading Cleaning Up Eye Goop

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Coping with the Grief of Pet Loss

September 5, 2018

Recently, one of my friend’s dogs developed cancer. Although I am not her veterinarian, she and I had a long talk about the grim prognosis and the treatment options. A few weeks later, after her beloved dog had crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I overheard a mutual friend, who is not a pet person, saying something … Continue reading Coping with the Grief of Pet Loss

AMC's neurology team

Veterinary Neurological Conditions

August 29, 2018

The Animal Medical Center has 36 board certified specialists in 17 different specialties. Neurology is a critical specialty at AMC and we are lucky to have three experienced specialists in veterinary neurology who are available to AMC patients seven days a week. The Neurology Service also trains the next generation of veterinary neurologists and currently … Continue reading Veterinary Neurological Conditions


Everyday Medicine: Is it Vomiting or Regurgitation?

August 22, 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 “Cytology” and “Packed Cell Volume.” Today’s post focuses on the question: Is it vomiting or regurgitation? Veterinarians Ask a Lot of Questions The first … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: Is it Vomiting or Regurgitation?

pet suffocation

Suffocation Risks for Pets

August 1, 2018

Last week I noticed a recall on a pet water dispenser from the popular furniture and home accessories giant IKEA. Although I can’t quite wrap my head around how two pets could get their head caught in a water dispenser and die, IKEA is doing the right thing by recalling the product and refunding the cost … Continue reading Suffocation Risks for Pets