Category Archives: Pet Safety

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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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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