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Reflections from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2013

Every year when the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) dog show comes to New York City, The AMC goes to the dogs. The Animal Medical Center sets up a vendor booth in the middle of the benching area, which was held this year at Pier 92/94 overlooking the Hudson River, instead of the usual location in

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Brush Up on Your Bicuspids: A Dog and Cat Tooth Tour

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, your pet needs daily toothbrushing and annual dental cleanings to keep their pearly whites white. Just like your visit to the dentist, where x-rays are taken to find periodontal disease or tooth abscesses, x-rays are a critical component of an annual

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Dog’s Heart Takes A Lickin’ But Keeps On Tickin’

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, February is American Heart Month. In 2012, The Animal Medical Center’s spokes-cat was Sidney, who developed fainting episodes which led to the diagnosis of a heart muscle abnormality, a condition common in cats. This year, we have a spokes-dog who does not want to be outdone by last year’s

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Practical DNA Testing

I suspect many of my readers think practical DNA testing is an oxymoron. For many, DNA testing conjures up visions of sleek, shiny, sterile laboratories for solving crimes, but not day to day management of sick dogs and cats. DNA testing can also be fun when it is used to determine the ancestry of your

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Get Well Tuxedo Stan: Political Cat Suffers from Renal Lymphoma

Disclaimer: I am not Stan’s veterinarian and I have not reviewed his medical information nor talked to his doctors. Since lymphoma is the most common tumor of cats, all veterinary oncologists have a good deal of experience in managing this disease. There are many talented cats who blog. Because I am partial to black and

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