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February 14, 2024 Surgery

What AMC’s New Surgical Institute Means for Your Pet

With great fanfare, the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center held a “leash cutting” ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Denise and Michael Kellen Institute for Surgical Care. The press release describes...

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  • Oncology Pets and Family
    A woman in a hospital with a therapy dog
    November 29, 2023

    Caring Canines: How Pets are Helping Cancer Patients

    November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and, for the rest of the month, my blogposts will focus on cancer and cancer treatment in pets. Last week, I provided a cancer care roadmap for pet...

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    A dog on an exam table
    November 22, 2023

    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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  • Oncology
    A Radiation Oncology procedure
    November 15, 2023

    How to Find Cancer Care for Your Pet

    November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and, for the rest of the month, my blogposts will focus on cancer and cancer treatment in pets. Last week, I defined the various categories...

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  • Oncology
    Veterinary Technicians working in AMC's Cancer Institute
    November 08, 2023

    Pet Cancer Awareness Month 2023: All About Chemotherapy Drugs

    When I see a new client in the clinic to discuss chemotherapy for their favorite fur-person, the conversation can be long and stressful. We need to cover treatment options, treatment schedule, outcomes,...

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  • Pets and Family
    A woman and dog exercising
    November 01, 2023

    4 Remarkable Ways Pets Improve Your Health

    We love pets for the enjoyment and companionship they bring to our lives. Their antics brighten our day, and their presence in our beds at night is reassuring, even if a bit...

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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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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