Making your cat live to be 100!

January 9, 2019

This photo is my patient, Jake, celebrating his 18th birthday which is approximately 86 in cat years.  But Jake is not my longest-lived patient, Sparky, an orange gentleman at 18 and a half takes that prize.  Weezer, a stripey spring chicken is the runner up at nearly 16 years.  What do these three elderly cats … Continue reading Making your cat live to be 100!

Winter hazards in your home

January 2, 2019

Inclement weather brings all kinds of outdoor hazards for your pet:  ice melt, toxic antifreeze on the street and stray voltage from corroded electrical wires. Although your home is a seemingly safe and snug respite from the cold, indoor hazards abound.  Safeguard your pets against them. Cool it off Anyone who has lived in … Continue reading Winter hazards in your home

2018 Trending Viral Animal

December 26, 2018

At the conclusion of my monthly SiriusXM Stars 109 “Ask the Vet” show, I close with the trending viral animal of the month.  Since the arrival of a new year prompts us to review the old one, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the trending viral animals highlighted on … Continue reading 2018 Trending Viral Animal

Holiday Gifts

December 12, 2018

A Visit from St. Nick to Fido and Fluffy I am certain if your dog or cat could talk, he would ask for a special gift this holiday season. To help you fill your fur babies’ stockings hung by the chimney with care, AMC has developed this list of unique pet presents, with a bit … Continue reading Holiday Gifts

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Taking Medical Photos of Your Pet

December 5, 2018

The smartphone has revolutionized much of life today. Not only can we stay in constant contact with family and friends, but we can also listen to music, watch sporting events, and record life’s important moments in photographs and video. In a previous blog post, I suggested how you could use your smartphone to keep your … Continue reading Taking Medical Photos of Your Pet


Do you really need a cat sitter?

November 21, 2018

This week marks the beginning of the 2018 holiday season and with the holidays comes travel for celebrations with family and friends. Grandma may not have your cat on the holiday guest list, and other cats are just homebodies. With all the smart devices available to cat lovers, is a cat sitter really necessary when … Continue reading Do you really need a cat sitter?

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Having a Heart to Heart Talk with Yourself About Your Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis

November 14, 2018

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. One in every four dogs and one in every five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime and @amcny is doing its part to raise pet cancer awareness by tweeting to #CurePetCancer to raise awareness. Since cancer diagnoses are common in pets, many of my readers will face … Continue reading Having a Heart to Heart Talk with Yourself About Your Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis

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Diabetes: Pets and People

November 7, 2018

November is American Diabetes Month. To highlight how veterinarians care for pets with diabetes, I thought I would tell the story of one of my patients, a fluffy, grey and white cat named Stone. Stone is a youngster, just under two years of age. He came to see me because his owner had noticed weight loss … Continue reading Diabetes: Pets and People