June 05, 2019 Emergency Pet Safety

The Top 5 Reasons Cats Visit AMC’s Emergency Room

June is Adopt-a Cat Month. For the entire month, I will devote my blog posts to issues important to feline families. Today’s post reviews the top causes of feline emergency room visits...

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    Two senior cats lie on a bed
    August 21, 2019

    Helping Your Senior Cat with Impaired Mobility

    Rudy (pictured) is one of my oldest feline patients. At 17 years of age, Rudy has a number of health conditions including small cell intestinal lymphoma, congestive heart failure, asthma and hyperthyroidism....

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  • Cats
    August 14, 2019

    New Treatments for Cat Allergies in Humans

    Cat allergies in humans are common, especially among people who have other allergies or asthma. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, as many as three in 10 Americans with...

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  • Dogs
    A client and veterinarian pet a seeing eye dog in the Animal Medical Center's waiting room
    August 07, 2019

    Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Service Dogs: Celebrating International Assistance Dog Week

    This week is International Assistance Dog Week, the annual celebration of all the devoted, hardworking assistance canines that help individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Assistance dogs include guide dogs, hearing alert...

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  • Dogs Ophthalmology
    A dog's eye with a corneal ulcer stained green with fluorescein
    July 31, 2019

    Corneal Ulcers in Dogs

    Corneal ulcers are one of the more common eye conditions in pets. A few weeks ago, one of my geriatric patients came to see me for a goopy eye. Because he is...

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  • Dogs
    A Golden Retriever sitting on the floor
    July 24, 2019

    Canine Brucellosis: Reemergence of an Old Disease

    Canine brucellosis is in the news again. The AP recently reported nine cases of canine brucellosis in puppies from a breeder in Iowa. This outbreak is just another in series of canine...

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  • Pet Safety
    A dog lingers by a pool
    July 17, 2019

    Not all dogs can swim: how to protect your dog from drowning

    The Animal Medical Center’s intensive care unit recently cared for a dog that nearly drowned in the family’s swimming pool. This brings up a common misconception about our canine companions: that all...

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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, 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