Category Archives: Internal Medicine

Hemodialysis in Dogs: What You Need to Know

A dog receiving hemodialysis

World Kidney Day 2021 is March 11th, but kidney health is not just for humans. Keeping your pet’s kidneys healthy is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Dialysis, also called hemodialysis, is a well-known treatment for humans with failing kidneys. Dialysis does not correct kidney damage but provides the blood-filtering function normally provided

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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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