There’s a huge interest in cannabis products for pets. Based on the queries from my patients, most of the interest is in CBD-containing supplements. While the internet and local pet stores may have well-stocked shelves of CBD chew treats, oils and creams, pet owners should exercise caution if they chose to administer such products to … Continue reading Should I give CBD supplements to my pet?
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“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
Every morning at about 5 am, the overnight team of ER doctors at the Animal Medical Center sends an email with the list of the overnight admissions. Last week, two canine patients were listed as being admitted with a diagnosis of pyometra. Both dogs were so sick they underwent emergency surgery in the middle of … Continue reading Pyometra: A Life-Threatening Infection
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” 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?
Congratulations to last night’s best in show winner, GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home at the Annual Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden. Best in Show completes a week of canine events with a sprinkling of cats thrown in for variety. In addition to the Westminster Kennel Club show, Westminster week features both … Continue reading Dog shows are more than just pretty dogs
During a routine examination of your pet, your veterinarian will look in the mouth to assess his pearly whites. During National Pet Dental Month (every February), veterinarians and pet owners alike should remember to focus just a little bit more on healthy teeth. This concern for animal dental health is nothing new. In a recent … Continue reading Dental Don’ts in Celebration of National Pet Dental Month
In every family without a pet, there’s at least one child begging for one. But for health reasons, finances, travel or time in the daily schedule, a pet may not fit into your family’s lifestyle. But there are other ways, that you can bring animals into your family’s life without owning a pet of your … Continue reading 10 ways your family can enjoy animals without owning a pet
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” 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