Category Archives: Pets and Family

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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Rabies Alert!

A raccoon holds the finger of a person on the street

I received a veterinary alert from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last week. In the middle of a pandemic, you would think the topic of the alert would be SARS-CoV-2 in animals. It was not. The alert focused on rabid animals in New York City. Animals with Rabies in NYC

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