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High Rise Syndrome in Dogs and Cats

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Some diseases occur worldwide, as we’ve learned all too well from the COVID-19 pandemic. But many diseases occur in specific geographic locations or are restricted to certain populations of humans and animals. For example, Valley Fever or coccidioidomycosis, a fungal infection that can affect dogs and people, occurs predominantly in the southwestern United States due

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Less Than 5% of Pet Owners Know How to Handle Pet Food Safely. Do You?

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I started 2022 with my suggestions for choosing the right food for your pet. This week I want to follow up with some tips for safe handling of pet food and treats, based on the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidelines. These guidelines are designed to protect pets and pet owners against infectious

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THR, DPO, FHO, TPLO and TTA: How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About Orthopedic Surgery

An x-ray of a total hip replacement

AMC’s board-certified veterinary surgeons frequently repair the hips and knees of dogs and cats. Multiple procedures exist to correct torn ligaments, dislocated hips and improve a dog’s ability to walk when hip dysplasia is severe. In the language of veterinary medicine, each of these procedures has an acronym that veterinarians use when talking about the

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Pet Insurance: What New Pet Owners Need to Know

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With pet ownership on the rise, many new pet parents are considering pet insurance for the first time. I answer some common questions in the blog post below. What insurance coverage does my pet need? First ask yourself what you want the insurance to cover. Do you want coverage for annual wellness care or accident-only

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AMC’s Emergency Room Fast-Track Improves Wait Time and Client Satisfaction: A Recent Publication from AMC’s Emergency Department

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The World’s Busiest Veterinary Emergency Room As the world’s largest non-profit hospital, located in the heart of bustling New York City, the AMC’s Emergency Room is one of the busiest veterinary emergency rooms in the country. And though we’re dedicated to compassionate care, the animal ER is often the last place pet owners want to

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