September 04, 2019 Cats Dogs Nutrition

How to Cook for Your Pet Responsibly

The recent surge in pet food recalls and the ongoing Food and Drug Administration investigation into diet-related heart disease in dogs has made pet owners wary of commercial diets. So why not...

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  • Dogs Ophthalmology
    A dog's eye with a corneal ulcer stained green with fluorescein
    July 31, 2019

    Corneal Ulcers in Dogs

    Corneal ulcers are one of the more common eye conditions in pets. A few weeks ago, one of my geriatric patients came to see me for a goopy eye. Because he is...

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  • Dogs
    A Golden Retriever sitting on the floor
    July 24, 2019

    Canine Brucellosis: Reemergence of an Old Disease

    Canine brucellosis is in the news again. The AP recently reported nine cases of canine brucellosis in puppies from a breeder in Iowa. This outbreak is just another in series of canine...

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  • Pet Safety
    A dog lingers by a pool
    July 17, 2019

    Not all dogs can swim: how to protect your dog from drowning

    The Animal Medical Center’s intensive care unit recently cared for a dog that nearly drowned in the family’s swimming pool. This brings up a common misconception about our canine companions: that all...

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  • Emergency Pet Safety
    Dog Staring at a Fire
    July 10, 2019

    National Pet Fire Safety Day And How to Protect Your Pets

    July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day. While you might think a fire is more of a human problem, think again. According to the National Fire Protection Association, animals are involved...

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  • Dogs
    Hot spot on a dog
    July 03, 2019

    Hot Spots in Dogs: What are they and how are they treated?

    Hot spots are a common source of confusion among dog owners. While I was clipping and cleaning the hot spot in the photograph, the owner asked, “What is that?” Medically Speaking A...

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  • Cats Internal Medicine
    Cat on an exam table
    June 26, 2019

    Pancreatitis in Cats: Causes, Signs, and Treatment

    June is Adopt-a Cat Month. For the entire month, I’m devoting my blog posts to issues important to feline families. Today’s blog post will focus on a poorly understood disease: feline pancreatitis....

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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