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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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    September 21, 2022

    Cautionary Tales of Rabies Encounters in New York City

    World Rabies Day is September 28th. Canine rabies was a major topic for veterinarians in 2021 due to a canine travel ban issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) after they...

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  • Pet Safety Pets and Family
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    September 14, 2022

    September is National Preparedness Month: How to Protect Your Pets

    September is National Preparedness Month. New Yorkers have faced many challenges over the past two decades, starting with 9/11, followed by Hurricane Sandy and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. People and pets...

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  • Pets and Family
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    September 07, 2022

    Do Pets Grieve the Loss of Another Pet? The Answer is Yes!

    National Pet Memorial Day will fall on September 11th this year. This day is set aside to remember and honor the pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge in the previous year....

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  • Cats
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    August 31, 2022

    Why is my cat’s breathing noisy? All About Nasopharyngeal Polyps

    Noisy breathing is common in cats. It can result from a variety of conditions, including: an upper respiratory infection, a sinus infection (from dental disease or a nasal foreign body), a tumor...

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  • Dermatology
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    August 24, 2022

    Why does my pet keep itching? Allergies, infections, and ectoparasites in pets

    August is itchy pet awareness month. August is a good month to discuss itchy pets since nearly all the patients I am seeing these days are itchy and scratching at themselves. This...

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  • Everyday Medicine
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    August 17, 2022

    The Truth About Vital Signs: What Pet Owners Need to Know

    Just like humans, animals have measurable vital signs that indicate their body’s overall functioning. These vital signs include breathing rate, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. Patients with abnormal vital signs might...

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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