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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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    October 07, 2020

    Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Next week is National Veterinary Technician Week, and its theme is This Is Who We Are, This Is What We Do. For this week’s blog post I will use the National Veterinary Technician...

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    September 30, 2020

    Should You Amputate Your Pet’s Limb? Remove Your Pet’s Eye? Managing Emotional Decisions

    A note from the mom of Griffin the Tripawd (pictured here): Griffin was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in March 2020 and had his right forelimb amputated on April 2, 2020. Dr. Spector was...

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    September 22, 2020

    Fecal Scoring Scale for Dogs and Cats Made Sweeter

    Veterinarians use a variety of numerical scales to assess patient problems in a more objective fashion. One of these scales is the feline grimace scale for pain, for example. But often these...

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    September 16, 2020

    How to Protect Against Rat Bite Fever

    One of the most popular blog posts on the Animal Medical Center’s website is Rat Bite Fever and Pet Rats: How Concerned Should We Be? Recently, an epidemiologic study of rat bite...

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    September 09, 2020

    How to Get the Skunk Smell Off Your Dog

    Last week, one of the callers to my radio show, “Ask the Vet” on SiriusXM Stars Channel 109, asked how to get the skunk spray smell off their dog. There are a...

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    September 01, 2020

    Disaster Planning Resources for Pet Families

    DOWNLOAD AMC’S PET EMERGENCY KIT CHECKLIST September is disaster preparedness month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website lists five types of disasters American households should prepare for: the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes,...

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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