It is tick season on the East Coast. I had one of the little critters delivered to me in a sandwich bag just the other day. The owner had pulled it off her dog and brought it to me to identify, because she was worried the tick might make her dog sick. She did the
“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 vomiting or regurgitation and fecal analysis. Today’s post focuses on the scale used by AMC cardiologists to define how loud a heart murmur is.
June is Adopt-a Cat Month. For the entire month, I’m devoting my blog posts to issues important to feline families. Today’s blog post will focus on plant-based diets and feline dietary requirements. A recent publication in the British medical journal, The Lancet, which was reported in the New York Times, recommended a plant-based diet for
In the North Eastern United States, when the short, cold days of winter give way to the long, warm days of spring and summer, un-spayed cats go into heat. After a 60-day pregnancy, queens (the proper name for mother cats) give birth to kittens. Therefore, cat lovers refer to the summer months as “kitten season”
With the advent of nice weather, more people and more pets are spending time outdoors. Fresh air and exercise do wonders for everyone, but a day outdoors can result in a minor injury for your furry companion. Pet families might be tempted to open their medicine chest to treat a seemingly minor condition themselves, but