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July 15, 2020 Responsible Pet Ownership

Making a Specialist Visit Special during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several years ago, I wrote a blog post about how pet families could get the most out of seeing a board-certified veterinary specialist. Based on recent information provided by the pet insurance...

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  • Internal Medicine
    A dog receiving hemodialysis
    March 03, 2021

    Hemodialysis in Dogs: What You Need to Know

    World Kidney Day 2021 is March 11th, but kidney health is not just for humans. Keeping your pet’s kidneys healthy is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Dialysis, also called...

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  • Cardiology Neurology
    A historical illustration of bloodletting
    February 24, 2021

    Leeches, bloodletting, and phlebotomy in the 21st century

    Starting with the ancient Egyptians and continuing through the 19th century, bloodletting – the therapeutic removal of blood from the body – was a commonly practiced medical procedure. According to Hippocrates, illness...

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  • Cardiology
    A veterinarian examines a dog
    February 17, 2021

    Celebrate American Heart Month with your Pet

    Valentine’s Day was last weekend and that holiday has me thinking of hearts. I’m not thinking of the chocolate-covered marshmallow type (although I gratefully accepted all bestowed upon me) – I’m thinking...

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  • Emergency
    A puppy with parvovirus
    February 10, 2021

    Is There a Parvovirus Epidemic in New York City?

    On top of the current COVID-19 pandemic, there seems to be a dog epidemic (an “epizootic”) of parvovirus going on in New York City. Over the summer, NYC veterinarians noticed a slight...

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  • Dentistry
    A feline dentistry patient
    February 03, 2021

    Pet Dental Health Month: Common Issues and Conditions

    February is National Pet Dental Month. Every year, veterinarians focus on oral health during this awareness month. Oral health is an important focus because, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, by...

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  • Diet Emergency
    A field of corn
    January 27, 2021

    Pet Food Related Aflatoxicosis: What You Need to Know

    There is an ongoing pet food recall for aflatoxin contamination. The Canine Review (TCR) has interviewed a number of dog owners whose dogs tragically died from eating the recalled food. The pet...

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About the author

AMC’s blog is written by Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a third generation veterinarian who received a BS from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and her DVM from Cornell University. She has achieved American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine board certification in both Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Hohenhaus serves as the hospital’s spokesperson, speaking to national media outlets about issues related to veterinary medicine. In addition to AMC’s blog, she also writes for Vetstreet.com, she served as a blogger for WebMD, and has created content for publications such as Ladies Home Journal and Real Simple Magazine.

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of the Animal Medical Center in New York City