Category Archives: Emergency

Pet Food Related Aflatoxicosis: What You Need to Know

A field of corn

There is an ongoing pet food recall for aflatoxin contamination. The Canine Review (TCR) has interviewed a number of dog owners whose dogs tragically died from eating the recalled food. The pet owner descriptions of the dogs’ deaths are graphic and deserve some medical explanation to help readers understand the disease. So, today’s blogpost will

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Decreasing the Risk of Heatstroke in your Dog

A bulldog at a summer event

Summer is upon us, and with it comes the risk of heatstroke in our pets. Stay-at-home orders and global warming compound the risk of heat-related illness by keeping us indoors where it can be difficult to stay cool. Researchers in the UK published new information on heatstroke in dogs, also known as heat-related illness, seen

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What is “essential” veterinary care?

A French Bulldog with a newborn litter of puppies

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has instituted mandatory social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Officially, New York State is on PAUSE. Nonessential workers are working from home and essential workers must decrease workforce and maintain social distancing. Veterinary hospitals are considered essential businesses, but not all functions of a veterinary hospital are

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Social Distancing at the Animal Medical Center

The front entrance to the Animal Medical Center of New York City

New York City has been ground zero before and seems like we are ground zero again when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many New Yorkers, I’m fielding numerous calls and emails from friends asking if we are ok here in NYC. The answer is we are. The Animal Medical Center continues to be

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