Category Archives: Internal Medicine

Dogs and Tennis Balls: It’s Not Always a Match

An x-ray of an intact tennis ball in the stomach of a Labrador retriever

The US Open tennis championship begins next week at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, just across the East River from the Animal Medical Center. The Open is the first major international tennis event in the COVID-19 era. It will not be quite the same event as in previous years, but the

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats and Subcutaneous Fluids

A cat sits on an exam table

June is Adopt a Cat Month, and I hope lots of cats will be getting fur-ever homes this month. In honor of our paw-some feline friends, I am going to devote all blogposts this month to feline topics. Today’s blogpost is about chronic kidney disease, one of the top diseases affecting our feline friends. Approximately

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Common Causes of Pneumonia in Pets

An x-ray showing pneumonia in a dog's lung

The sudden death from pneumonia of ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff, was widely reported. The shocking loss of this apparently healthy young man has left everyone on edge about pneumonia, including pet owners’ concern about cold weather as a cause. During the winter months, pet owners are often concerned their pet might contract pneumonia after getting

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