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February 14, 2024 Surgery

What AMC’s New Surgical Institute Means for Your Pet

With great fanfare, the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center held a “leash cutting” ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Denise and Michael Kellen Institute for Surgical Care. The press release describes...

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    October 05, 2022

    Are mixed breed dogs healthier than purebred dogs?

    Veterinarians hear the question all the time: are mixed breed dogs healthier than purebred dogs? And of course, it is our business to know. Because there is much contradictory, and ...

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  • Everyday Medicine
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    September 28, 2022

    What’s in a Dog’s Anal Glands? Your Unusual Dog Questions Answered

    Even though I have been a veterinarian for most of my life, I am surprised on a daily basis with unexpected questions from pet families. Since my clients asked these ...

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  • Pet Safety
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    September 21, 2022

    Cautionary Tales of Rabies Encounters in New York City

    World Rabies Day is September 28th. Canine rabies was a major topic for veterinarians in 2021 due to a canine travel ban issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ...

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  • Pet Safety Pets and Family
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    September 14, 2022

    September is National Preparedness Month: How to Protect Your Pets

    September is National Preparedness Month. New Yorkers have faced many challenges over the past two decades, starting with 9/11, followed by Hurricane Sandy and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. People ...

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  • Pets and Family
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    September 07, 2022

    Do Pets Grieve the Loss of Another Pet? The Answer is Yes!

    National Pet Memorial Day will fall on September 11th this year. This day is set aside to remember and honor the pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge in the ...

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  • Cats
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    August 31, 2022

    Why is my cat’s breathing noisy? All About Nasopharyngeal Polyps

    Noisy breathing is common in cats. It can result from a variety of conditions, including: an upper respiratory infection, a sinus infection (from dental disease or a nasal foreign body), ...

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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 Director of Pet Health Information, she writes AMC’s weekly blog, hosts a monthly “Ask the Vet” podcast, and regularly speaks to national news media about animal health. 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 joined the influential World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Oncology Working Group, which she currently chairs.

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