How to feed your cat

January 23, 2019

Last fall, the American Association of Feline Practitioners released documents from an expert panel of feline specialists including a client brochure entitled “How to feed a cat.” Since one contributing factor to feline longevity is an ideal body condition, I thought summarizing the panel’s recommendations would be helpful to feline families. Nota bene, this the … Continue reading How to feed your cat

Everyday medicine: fecal analysis

January 16, 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 hospital wards and vomiting or regurgitation. Today’s post focuses on fecal analysis. The 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association Canine Preventive … Continue reading Everyday medicine: fecal analysis

Making your cat live to be 100!

January 9, 2019

This photo is my patient, Jake, celebrating his 18th birthday which is approximately 86 in cat years.  But Jake is not my longest-lived patient, Sparky, an orange gentleman at 18 and a half takes that prize.  Weezer, a stripey spring chicken is the runner up at nearly 16 years.  What do these three elderly cats … Continue reading Making your cat live to be 100!

Winter hazards in your home

January 2, 2019

Inclement weather brings all kinds of outdoor hazards for your pet:  ice melt, toxic antifreeze on the street and stray voltage from corroded electrical wires. https://www.amcny.org/blog/2016/01/13/protecting-your-pet-against-winter-weather# Although your home is a seemingly safe and snug respite from the cold, indoor hazards abound.  Safeguard your pets against them. Cool it off Anyone who has lived in … Continue reading Winter hazards in your home

2018 Trending Viral Animal

December 26, 2018

At the conclusion of my monthly SiriusXM Stars 109 “Ask the Vet” show, I close with the trending viral animal of the month.  Since the arrival of a new year prompts us to review the old one, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the trending viral animals highlighted on … Continue reading 2018 Trending Viral Animal

Holiday Gifts

December 12, 2018

A Visit from St. Nick to Fido and Fluffy I am certain if your dog or cat could talk, he would ask for a special gift this holiday season. To help you fill your fur babies’ stockings hung by the chimney with care, AMC has developed this list of unique pet presents, with a bit … Continue reading Holiday Gifts

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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