Category Archives: Pet Safety

The Top Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets in a Pandemic

A dog looks at two holiday cocktails on a table

In past holiday seasons, I have written about a variety of holiday-specific dangers: electric cords, candles, party fare, gift wrap and ribbon. I’ve also written about chocolate poisoning and toxic floral arrangements. Even though holiday activities will be scaled back this year, these pet dangers continue to pose a threat. My focus for today’s blogpost

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Update on New York City Bordetella Vaccination Requirements

Two veterinary professionals examine a dog

Clients of the Animal Medical Center may have noticed a change in the frequency for their dog’s Bordetella vaccination reminder. Previously, reminders were sent every 6 months. Now, like most other vaccinations, reminders will be sent annually. So why the change? What does the Bordetella vaccine protect against? You might know Bordetella vaccine as the

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How to Get the Skunk Smell Off Your Dog

A dog looks unhappy while getting a bath

Last week, one of the callers to my radio show, “Ask the Vet” on SiriusXM Stars Channel 109, asked how to get the skunk spray smell off their dog. There are a number of homemade and commercial remedies of varying effectiveness, as well as other safety risks you should be aware of after a skunk

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Disaster Planning Resources for Pet Families

A pet emergency kit checklist

DOWNLOAD AMC’S PET EMERGENCY KIT CHECKLIST September is disaster preparedness month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website lists five types of disasters American households should prepare for: the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes, fires, extreme heat, and flooding. If you have been watching the news lately, you already know Americans are experiencing all five of these

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