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November 30, 2022 Oncology

How AMC’s New Radiation Therapy Machine is Benefiting Pets with Cancer

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about veterinary oncology, I am devoting my November blogposts to the topic. Last week, my blogpost highlighted “indolent” lymphomas in veterinary patients,...

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  • One Health
    A white-tailed deer
    December 01, 2021

    New Information on COVID-19 and Animals: Dogs, Cats and White-Tailed Deer

    A note on the omicron variant: as of the publication of this blog post, there is no information about the effect of the omicron variant on animals. We will provide updated guidance...

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  • Cats Pets and Family
    A toddler pets a cat outside
    November 24, 2021

    How to Raise a Child with a Cat Safely

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are over 58 million pet cats in the United States. Undoubtedly, many of these cats live in households with children, and the benefit of...

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  • Diet
    A cat eating from a cheese board
    November 17, 2021

    Why Cooking For Your Pet May Not Be As Healthy As You Think

    To me, nothing sounds better than a home cooked meal, and many of our pets can’t wait to get their paws on some table scraps, yet most pet owners feed their pet...

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  • Dogs Responsible Pet Ownership
    A dog wrapped in a blanket
    November 10, 2021

    Is there a flu season for dogs?

    I have been taking care of a new puppy patient who spends time in both New York City and Los Angeles. Since there is currently an outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza in...

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  • Oncology
    A dog receiving an injection
    November 03, 2021

    The Top 3 Myths about Cancer in Dogs and Cats

    November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Many pet parents are surprised when their furry friend is diagnosed with cancer because they don’t realize these devastating diseases affect dogs and cats (and most...

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  • Responsible Pet Ownership
    The Dispensary at the Animal Medical Center of New York City
    October 27, 2021

    Are veterinary drugs better for pets?

    Last weekend, one of my patients developed an acute and uncomfortable bladder infection. Since it was the weekend and the pet dispensary was closed, the owner requested I call her local pharmacy...

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About the author

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus is a third-generation veterinarian, double board certified in Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. As AMC’s official spokesperson, she is regularly featured in the national news media, writes extensively about animal health, and hosts a monthly radio show and podcast on Sirius, “Ask the Vet.” In addition, she has contributed widely to research articles and textbooks, lectures internationally, and has won prestigious awards for her work in both veterinary medicine and journalism. In 2021, she was selected to be a member of the influential World Small Animal Oncology Working Group.

Email AskTheVet@amcny.org to have your pet questions answered on an upcoming podcast episode!

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of the Animal Medical Center in New York City