The importance of dental care for dogs and cats. Part 1 of a 3 part series by Stephen Riback, DVM Like people, our pets are prone to dental disease. This month focuses on the importance of controlling and preventing dental disease in our cats and dogs. Untreated dental disease is associated with both infection and … Continue reading February is Pet Dental Month: Part 1
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On February 9-10, the famous New York City event, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at Madison Square Garden. Over 2,000 dogs from all over the world will be in New York City to compete for the coveted Best in Show trophy. Although spectators and dog enthusiasts from around the globe will … Continue reading The AMC Welcomes Westminster Attendees
The following article, about the latest developments in the Obama's puppy selection process, originally ran on PetStyle and quotes Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of The Animal Medical Center. You can read the original posting by clicking here. The Race Is On: Which Pup Should Obamas Pick? By Kathleen Roberts, PetStyle Decisions, decisions. Picking the right family … Continue reading “First Dog” Update – The AMC Weighs In
Every pet owner should put together a pet first aid kit – a handy, easily created resource that will help a pet owner think and act quickly in the event of an emergency. Pack the listed items in a clear container to facilitate finding them quickly. Include an emergency telephone list inside the kit, or … Continue reading Making a Pet First Aid Kit
Use the following remedies for no more than 2 days. If there is no improvement after 2 days, please see your veterinarian. Wounds Warm compresses can do a world of good to keep a wound clean and decrease swelling. Saturate a clean washcloth with warm (not hot) water. Wring out the excess water and then … Continue reading Home Care Options for Pets
Q: I recently took my cat, Cheddar, to be seen by his veterinarian because I thought he had a urinary tract infection. My vet recommended a change in his diet from dry to wet food. Can you explain how this will help? A: In the course of evolution, felines evolved as carnivores. Cats have adapted … Continue reading Ask the Vet
At The AMC we know how much animals enrich our daily lives. This holiday season, we have prepared a list of wonderful gifts for all the pets and pet lovers in your life. Gifts for Pets Microchip: When it comes to giving your pet a holiday gift, good things really do come in small packages. … Continue reading The AMC Holiday Gift List
We understand that during these tough economic times, cutting expenses is on all of our minds. Pet owners who may be looking for ways to cut costs could be tempted to scrimp on pet care to save money. But this strategy soon may turn out to be more expensive when a little problem becomes a big crisis. Maintaining your schedule of preventive healthcare with your family veterinarian is the best way to identify health issues early so that they remain treatable problems.
We at The Animal Medical Center are aware that choosing the perfect dog is only the beginning. Equally as important as their choice of pedigree will be the selection of their new pet’s veterinarian. Even though the Obamas may need to compromise on which dog they choose, they should not compromise on their new pet’s veterinary care.