Medical Machines: Ultrasound Machines

March 13, 2019

“Medical Machines” is a new series of blog posts highlighting the equipment AMC veterinarians use to provide state-of-the-art care to thousands of pets annually. These machines save countless lives, but pet families rarely ever have the opportunity to see them up close and personal. This series will give readers a glimpse into the equipment AMC … Continue reading Medical Machines: Ultrasound Machines

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Dogs

February 27, 2019

One of my patient’s winter vacations was cut short last week when her owner noticed she was bumping into the furniture and reluctant to jump on and off the bed. A quick trip to the Animal Medical Center and consultations with internal medicine, neurology and ophthalmology specialists determined this cute pug, named Amanda, was blind … Continue reading Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Dogs

Everyday Medicine: What is a spay?

February 20, 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 fecal analysis and vomiting or regurgitation. Since February 26, 2019 is World Spay Day, today’s post focuses on spaying a healthy dog or cat as … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: What is a spay?

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