Category Archives: Misc

New Treatments for Pets on the Horizon

A cat being examined by a veterinarian

Most people know the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with approving prescription drugs for people and all types of animals. What would surprise many pet owners is the limited number of approved drugs available for pets. Many of the drugs used by veterinary specialists are human drugs that have been repurposed

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Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Resulted in More Pets?

A graph showing more pets under 1 year of age seen at AMC in 2020 when compared to 2019

Since the pandemic started, there have been multiple news articles about pandemic puppies, increases in pets in foster care, and pandemic puppy scams. But how much of this is true and how much is hype? Here are my thoughts and analysis on the topic.  Is AMC seeing more puppies and kittens? I asked our systems analyst to query the medical

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The Top Viral Trending Animals of 2020

AMC's Ann Hohenhaus recording her "Ask the Vet" radio show for SIRIUS XM

Once a month, I record “Ask the Vet” for SiriusXM Stars, Channel 109. The program always includes an animal trending on social media, in the mainstream news or from another media outlet. For the last blog of 2020, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most memorable animal internet

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3 Reasons To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

A kitten in a blanket

COVID-19 and Pets Reminder: Although there is no evidence pets can spread COVID-19, they can, in rare instances, contract the disease. The CDC’s holiday guidelines remind us that social distancing applies to pets too! Limit your pet’s interaction with those outside your household this holiday season. For some, being thankful at Thanksgiving is going to be difficult, given

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