May 01, 2019 Blog Pet Safety Pets and Family Responsible Pet Ownership

Measles, distemper and how anti-vaccination movements are putting your pet at risk

The country is in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of the last week in April, over 600 cases have been reported in 23 states, including an outbreak right here in...

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    June 19, 2019

    Should cats have a plant based-diet to save the environment?

    June is Adopt-a Cat Month. For the entire month, I’m devoting my blog posts to issues important to feline families. Today’s blog post will focus on plant-based diets and feline dietary requirements....

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    June 12, 2019

    Raise a Happy, Healthy Kitten in 4 Easy Steps

    In the North Eastern United States, when the short, cold days of winter give way to the long, warm days of spring and summer, un-spayed cats go into heat. After a 60-day...

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    June 05, 2019

    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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  • Blog Everyday Medicine Pet Safety
    May 29, 2019

    Treating Your Pet’s Minor Injuries at Home

    With the advent of nice weather, more people and more pets are spending time outdoors. Fresh air and exercise do wonders for everyone, but a day outdoors can result in a minor...

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    May 21, 2019

    Blog Post #600!

    Today’s blog post marks the 600th post for! Nearly ten years ago, our first post covered the selection of the presidential pet and we have written about other memorable pets, like...

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    May 15, 2019

    A Veterinarian’s View of the Galapagos Islands

    I was very lucky last month to have fulfilled a long-held desire to go to the Galapagos Islands. The desire stemmed from my general love of animals, a presentation on the giant...

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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.