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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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    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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  • Emergency
    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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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 XM Stars Channel 109, “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.

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