March 31, 2021 Diet

How to Manage Your Pet’s Diet During a Pet Food Recall

Pet foods can be recalled for a variety of reasons, including: contamination with something toxic, bacterial contamination, inadequate amounts of vitamins, or the presence of inedible contaminants. Since I have practiced veterinary...

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  • One Health
    A veterinarian in a lab
    March 24, 2021

    New Data on COVID-19’s Impact on Animals

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have frequently been more questions than answers. One question sitting in the back of pet families’ minds is whether or not their favorite fur...

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  • Dogs Pets and Family
    President Joe Biden pets his dog
    March 17, 2021

    What Major Biden Can Teach Us About Dog Bites

    I follow a lot of dogs, cats, birds and the Bronx Zoo Cobra on Twitter, so the recent bite incident involving Major Biden quickly filled up my Twitter feed. The President’s press...

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  • Misc Neurology Oncology
    A cat being examined by a veterinarian
    March 10, 2021

    New Treatments for Pets on the Horizon

    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...

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  • Internal Medicine
    A dog receiving hemodialysis
    March 03, 2021

    Hemodialysis in Dogs: What You Need to Know

    World Kidney Day 2021 is March 11th, but kidney health is not just for humans. Keeping your pet’s kidneys healthy is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Dialysis, also called...

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  • Cardiology Neurology
    A historical illustration of bloodletting
    February 24, 2021

    Leeches, bloodletting, and phlebotomy in the 21st century

    Starting with the ancient Egyptians and continuing through the 19th century, bloodletting – the therapeutic removal of blood from the body – was a commonly practiced medical procedure. According to Hippocrates, illness...

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  • Cardiology
    A veterinarian examines a dog
    February 17, 2021

    Celebrate American Heart Month with your Pet

    Valentine’s Day was last weekend and that holiday has me thinking of hearts. I’m not thinking of the chocolate-covered marshmallow type (although I gratefully accepted all bestowed upon me) – I’m thinking...

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About the author

AMC’s blog is written by Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a third generation veterinarian who received a BS from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and her DVM from Cornell University. She has achieved American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine board certification in both Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Hohenhaus serves as the hospital’s spokesperson, speaking to national media outlets about issues related to veterinary medicine. In addition to AMC’s blog, she also writes for, she served as a blogger for WebMD, and has created content for publications such as Ladies Home Journal and Real Simple Magazine.

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