All posts by AMCteam

Do Dogs Need Sunscreen? Protecting Your Dog from Solar-induced Tumors

A dog lying in the sun

Last week I saw a new patient with skin cancer. This dog’s tumor was a bit unusual for the dogs we see at the Animal Medical Center – this dog’s cancer was likely the result of sun exposure. I’ll explore this unusual topic in the blog post below. Common Skin Cancers in Dogs The most

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AMC Remembers 9/11 Twenty Years Later

A search and rescue dog and its handler at Ground Zero

My memories of 9/11 match those represented at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. For me, the most poignant object displayed at the museum is an art installation entitled “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning.” Each blue square in the artwork is a different shade, one for each life lost

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Plan Now to be Prepared for any Disaster

Three dogs in a car

September is National Preparedness Month, held annually to promote family and community disaster planning. Many will argue that the past year and a half have been an ongoing disaster. But planning is helping to get us out of the pandemic. Without research and planning based on prior pandemics and existing diseases, we would not have

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What happens when your dog eats your earbuds?

An x-ray of an earbud in a dog's stomach

According to Statista, in 2020, consumers purchased 233 million wireless “hearables” worldwide. The popularity of wireless earbuds is clearly on the rise, and the veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center can confirm that earbuds are popular with our canine patients as well. Not for listening to their favorite podcast, but for eating. Dog Weight to

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How Does an Owl Captivate New York: Barry the Barred Owl

A crowd in Central Park to watch Barry the Barred Owl

Being a casual birder, I was captivated last winter by the presence of a snowy owl in Central Park. The photo accompanying this blogpost was taken at the north end of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir last February where I was one of hundreds braving the freezing cold and ice, hoping for a glimpse of

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