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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    An infographic outlining the four stages of canine heart disease
    May 08, 2019

    Everyday Medicine: Heart disease grading scale for dogs

    “Everyday Medicine” is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include fecal...

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    The Animal Medical Center's Dr. Doug Palma examines a dog with a stethoscope
    May 01, 2019

    Measles, distemper and how anti-vaccination movements are putting your pet at risk

    The country is in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of the last week in April, over 600 cases have been reported in 23 states, including an outbreak right here in...

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    The Animal Medical Center's Dr. Phil Fox examines a small dog with a stethoscope
    April 24, 2019

    Do dogs get hairballs? National Hairball Awareness Day 2019

    April 26, 2019 is National Hairball Awareness Day. Over the past few years I have written about two notable cats with hairballs — Sunshine and Toby — and in 2015 I summarized the most recent information on...

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    A small, brown poodle with a perplexed look
    April 17, 2019

    Ten Confusing Medical Terms Your Veterinarian Might Use

    For the past several months, I’ve been collating a list of complex words I’ve used when talking to pet families. These are words that provoke a quizzical look or a clarifying question...

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    A veterinary professional leans over a concerned looking Boxer
    April 10, 2019

    How to Collect a Urine Sample from Your Dog or Cat

    This week has been all about pee. AMC’s front desk has been busy receiving tubes, Tupperware and tinfoil full of it. It seems like all of my patients are having urinary tract...

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    An infographic providing information about heartworm in dogs
    April 03, 2019

    April is Heartworm Awareness Month

    Veterinarian’s offices are humming with energy this time of year. Kitten season is starting up and many dogs will have their annual physical examination and blood tests. One test that is an annual essential...

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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