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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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    A puppy with parvovirus
    February 10, 2021

    Is There a Parvovirus Epidemic in New York City?

    On top of the current COVID-19 pandemic, there seems to be a dog epidemic (an “epizootic”) of parvovirus going on in New York City. Over the summer, NYC veterinarians noticed a slight...

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  • Dentistry
    A feline dentistry patient
    February 03, 2021

    Pet Dental Health Month: Common Issues and Conditions

    February is National Pet Dental Month. Every year, veterinarians focus on oral health during this awareness month. Oral health is an important focus because, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, by...

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  • Diet Emergency
    A field of corn
    January 27, 2021

    Pet Food Related Aflatoxicosis: What You Need to Know

    There is an ongoing pet food recall for aflatoxin contamination. The Canine Review (TCR) has interviewed a number of dog owners whose dogs tragically died from eating the recalled food. The pet...

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  • Cats
    A cute cat on an exam table
    January 20, 2021

    How to Celebrate Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day 2021

    Do you ever get that feeling that your cat is trying to ask you a question? I do when she tilts her head a little to the right or maybe when she...

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    A veterinarian examines a dog
    January 13, 2021

    Influenza in Dogs and Cats: What You Need to Know

    In August, the New York Times warned of a “twindemic”: a seasonal influenza superimposed over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Doctors, local governments and the Centers for Disease Control all urged Americans to...

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  • Misc
    A graph showing more pets under 1 year of age seen at AMC in 2020 when compared to 2019
    January 06, 2021

    Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Resulted in More Pets?

    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...

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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