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November 22, 2023 Dogs Traveling with Pets Wellness

What Dog Owners Should Know about Respiratory Illnesses

Lately, there have been a surprising number of stories in the news about respiratory illnesses in dogs. First, there is the mystery respiratory illness that has been dominating the veterinary news cycle....

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  • Diet Wellness
    A dog with a bowl of raw food
    October 25, 2023

    The Dangers of Homecooked and Raw Diets for Pets

    A recent study investigated the diets of pets with a cancer diagnosis. The results were interesting. 71% of dogs seen by board-certified oncologists ate commercially prepared pet food, compared to about 90%...

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  • Vet Life
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    October 18, 2023

    Pearls of Wisdom for National Veterinary Technician Week 2023

    This week the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center and veterinary clinics everywhere are celebrating the thirtieth annual National Veterinary Technician Week honoring critical members of the veterinary healthcare team, the veterinary ...

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  • Internal Medicine
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    October 11, 2023

    Elevated Liver Enzymes in Dogs and Cats

    The American Animal Hospital Association recommends blood tests as part of an annual well pet examination. These tests include a biochemical profile, evaluating your pet’s kidneys, blood sugar, blood protein levels, and...

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  • Pet Safety Pets and Family
    October 04, 2023

    5 Fire Safety Tips for Pet Families

    National Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association, is October 8-14. This year’s theme is “Cooking Safety Starts with You.” While pets don’t cook, they can start kitchen fires...

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  • Responsible Pet Ownership Traveling with Pets Vet Life
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    September 27, 2023

    World Rabies Day 2023: The Importance of Vaccines

    Vaccine hesitancy is a relatively recent phenomenon. In 1955, when Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine became available, the public’s reaction differed greatly from the response to the COVID-19 vaccine release sixty-six years later....

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  • Pets and Family
    A baby with a dog
    September 20, 2023

    Does Your Baby or Toddler Pose a Risk to Your Pet?

    Many of my readers might be surprised by the title of this blogpost. Usually, the question is posed in reverse, i.e. “Does my pet pose a risk to my baby?” True, pets...

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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 Director of Pet Health Information, she writes AMC’s weekly blog, hosts a monthly “Ask the Vet” podcast, and regularly speaks to national news media about animal health. 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 joined the influential World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Oncology Working Group, which she currently chairs.

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