Arthritis in Your Pet

May 18, 2009

What is arthritis? Arthritis is “doctor speak” for inflammation of one or more joints. It can be caused by infections such as Lyme disease or other tick borne organisms. Uncommonly, aberrant responses of the immune system to medications, or unknown factors also causes arthritis in multiple joints at the same time. By far the most … Continue reading Arthritis in Your Pet

How to Prevent Dog Bites

May 11, 2009

May 17-23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week and The Animal Medical Center (AMC) is kicking it off on Saturday May 16th with “Don’t Be Ruff,” a dog safety fair at Asphalt Green on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This event, sponsored by the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, New York City Department of … Continue reading How to Prevent Dog Bites

Celebrating Our Veterinarians

April 27, 2009

Saturday, April 25th was World Veterinary Day, celebrating the contributions veterinarians have made to society. The 2009 theme was “Veterinarians and Livestock Farmers, a Winning Partnership.” Livestock veterinarians care for food and fiber producing animals and are responsible not only for the health of those animals but the safety of our food supply as well. … Continue reading Celebrating Our Veterinarians

Microchipping Your Pet

April 20, 2009

April 19-25 is National Pet ID Week! New York City is a walking city. Although there is good public transportation, New Yorkers walk around our neighborhoods doing errands at the grocery store, the drug store or the dry cleaner. We walk around other people’s neighborhoods to visit friends and go to good restaurants. Children walk … Continue reading Microchipping Your Pet

Holistic Rehabilitation Therapies for Pets

April 14, 2009

As the acceptance and demand for holistic therapies in humans increases, many pet owners are seeking similar therapies for their pets as well. As a result of this increased demand, the American Veterinary Medical Association has established guidelines for veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathic and holistic treatment. The Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation and Fitness Service at … Continue reading Holistic Rehabilitation Therapies for Pets

Keeping Rabbits as Pets

April 7, 2009

Rabbits have become one of the more common pets in the U.S. today. As recently as 25 years ago, rabbits were most popular around Easter (see and then relegated to the hutch in the backyard. No longer. Rabbits are now moving into the niche once occupied solely by cats – pets that are self-sufficient, … Continue reading Keeping Rabbits as Pets

Calorie Counting for Pets

March 31, 2009

Now that spring is here, the dieting we promised ourselves at the start of the new year begins in earnest. We also know that to lose 1 pound per week, we need to decrease our caloric intake by 500 calories per day to equal 3,500 calories per week, the equivalent of 1 pound. What does … Continue reading Calorie Counting for Pets