Category Archives: Wellness

Fresh Pet Food: Fad or Future?

A dog and a cat eat together out of metal bowls

The newest trend in pet food seems to be fresh pet food. The New York City electronic billboards are awash with these products and my Facebook page is full of advertisements for fresh pet food as well. Fresh pet foods are different from regular pet foods because they have a very short shelf life. They

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National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

A veterinarian holds a cat

Even though it is the dog days of summer, August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day. Only half of American cats see a veterinarian on a routine basis. The lack of medical care means feline health concerns remain unaddressed until the condition is severe and more difficult to treat. #Cat2VetDay is

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Explaining the FVRCP in Feline Vaccines

A cat stares at a vaccine syringe

June is Adopt a [Shelter] Cat Month and every blog post in June will focus on some aspect of our furry feline friends. Today’s topic is one of the “core” feline vaccinations, FVRCP. Vaccines for cats are categorized as core and non-core. Core means veterinary infectious disease and public health experts recommend all cats receive

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Lifestyle Factors Related to Feline Obesity

Buster Brown

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month and every blog post in June will focus on some aspect of our furry feline friends. Today’s topic is obesity. I saw one of my favorite patients the other day. Okay, I admit, all my patients are my favorite. Buster Brown is a mink-coated Tonkinese cat, just a bit over one

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Everyday Medicine: Physical Examination

A veterinarian examines a dog

“Everyday Medicine” is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments, and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include “Cytology” and “PCV.” Today’s post focuses on the physical examination. A physical examination is the foundation of your pet’s medical care. Abnormalities of the

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