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Why does my pet keep itching? Allergies, infections, and ectoparasites in pets

A cat with allergies

August is itchy pet awareness month. August is a good month to discuss itchy pets since nearly all the patients I am seeing these days are itchy and scratching at themselves. This blogpost will focus on some of the more common causes of itching and scratching in our favorite fur persons. Ear Mites in Kittens

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The Truth About Vital Signs: What Pet Owners Need to Know

Veterinarian listens to a dog's heartbeat

Just like humans, animals have measurable vital signs that indicate their body’s overall functioning. These vital signs include breathing rate, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. Patients with abnormal vital signs might be considered unstable and urgent steps will be taken to return the heart rate or breathing rate to normal. Illness and injury are

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How to Choose a Veterinary Clinic in 2022

A woman with her dog in a red cart

The pandemic has created a high demand for veterinary services. In response, a variety of new veterinary clinics have popped up in New York City and beyond. Some offer wellness care, some are urgent care facilities and others provide 24/7 emergency care. This new variety makes choosing a veterinary facility for your favorite fur person

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AMC Loves Radiology and This is Why

Veterinarian studies an x-ray

Although they’re out of view of many clients, the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Service is vital to the everyday functioning of the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. Animals can’t tell us what’s wrong when they are sick or injured, so veterinarians must use a combination of expertise, experience, and technology to diagnose and treat their patients.

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Does a titer test mean my pet doesn’t need vaccines?

Dog receiving a vaccination

I just finished reading Splendid Solution about Dr. Jonas Salk’s quest to develop a polio vaccine in the years following World War II. The vaccine’s development was considered a medical miracle, protecting children worldwide against polio, a crippling disease that left millions of healthy children dependent on braces and iron lungs. Today, the public is

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