dogs in public

Dog Etiquette in Public Places

January 31, 2018

I read a really instructive blog this past week, posted by a local dog training school. Since it is winter in New York City, where both the Animal Medical Center and the dog school are located, the blogger created a list of 20 places to warm up with your dog this winter. The list includes … Continue reading Dog Etiquette in Public Places

pets and parasites

Concerning Intestinal Parasites

January 24, 2018

The New York Times published a disturbing article in last week’s Science Section. The article highlighted the risk to humans of worms transmitted in the feces of dogs and cats to children. In Linnaean taxonomy, the worm is known as Toxocara (cati in cats and canis in dogs); in the veterinarian’s office, the worm is … Continue reading Concerning Intestinal Parasites

packed cell volume

Everyday Medicine: Packed Cell Volume

January 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 “Cytology” and “Blood Pressure.” Today’s post focuses on packed cell volume. What is Packed Cell Volume? Despite the fact that a packed cell volume … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: Packed Cell Volume

proteinuria

Proteinuria in Pets

January 10, 2018

When your pet has an annual physical examination, your veterinarian will often request a urine sample. Once you collect the sample, your veterinarian will have the urine analyzed in the laboratory. Urinalysis is a test which assesses nearly 20 different parameters. This blog post will focus on one particular parameter of the urinalysis, protein. Protein is … Continue reading Proteinuria in Pets