February 08, 2023 Emergency

The Amazing Case of the Bulletproof Dog

This month we’re celebrating the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg AMC to the Rescue Fund’s 10th Anniversary. Created to provide free or subsidized specialty care to rescue animals whose health is an obstacle...

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  • Cats
    A cat resting on a veterinary assistant's shoulder
    May 31, 2023

    The Top Ten Cat Diseases and How to Recognize Them

    June is either Adopt a Cat Month or Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, depending on which animal welfare organization you ask. Either way, the month of June is dedicated to cats, and...

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  • Oncology
    Slim at AMC's Cancer Institute
    May 24, 2023

    Can a Pet Have More Than One Cancer at a Time?

    Last winter, Martina Navratilova announced she had been diagnosed with both breast cancer and throat cancer. Unfortunately, the simultaneous occurrence of two different types of cancers in a person is not a...

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  • Everyday Medicine
    Chihuahua with a veterinarian and a great dane with a veterinary assistant
    May 17, 2023

    Chihuahuas to Great Dane: The Medical Impact of Dog Size

    The dog is the first animal domesticated by humans, and we have done a brilliant job creating a variety of dog breeds to meet our needs. Selective breeding, which began roughly 9,000...

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  • Pet Safety Surgery
    Fish the cat gets a new bandage
    May 10, 2023

    How to Care for Your Pet’s Bandage

    Veterinarians at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center bandage patient legs to hold intravenous catheters in place, immobilize a fracture so it can heal or to cover a wound to keep it clean....

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  • Pet Safety Surgery
    AMC patient wearing an e-collar
    May 03, 2023

    Is the Cone of Shame Really Necessary?

    Whether you know it as the cone of shame, the dreaded doughnut, the treat funnel, the pet radar dish or the eponymous Elizabethan collar, honoring a Tudor queen, this essential medical device...

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  • Pets and Family
    Cats on a bed
    April 26, 2023

    Is It Safe to Sleep with My Pet?

    Pets comfort us in many ways. I suspect many pet owners cherish a night cuddling with their favorite fur person after the day’s stresses. But is sharing a bed with your pet...

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About the author

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus is a third-generation veterinarian, double board certified in Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. As AMC’s official spokesperson, she is regularly featured in the national news media, writes extensively about animal health, and hosts a monthly radio show and podcast on Sirius, “Ask the Vet.” In addition, she has contributed widely to research articles and textbooks, lectures internationally, and has won prestigious awards for her work in both veterinary medicine and journalism. In 2021, she was selected to be a member of the influential World Small Animal Oncology Working Group.

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