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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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    AMC patient wearing an e-collar
    May 03, 2023

    Is the Cone of Shame Really Necessary?

    Whether you know it as the cone of shame, the dreaded doughnut, the treat funnel, the pet radar dish or the eponymous Elizabethan collar, honoring a Tudor queen, this essential ...

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  • Pets and Family
    Cats on a bed
    April 26, 2023

    Is It Safe to Sleep with My Pet?

    Pets comfort us in many ways. I suspect many pet owners cherish a night cuddling with their favorite fur person after the day’s stresses. But is sharing a bed with ...

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    Stephanie and Eve, Care Coordinators at AMC's Cancer Institute
    April 19, 2023

    Veterinary Receptionist Week 2023 at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

    Veterinary Receptionist Week, celebrated April 24 – 28, 2023, is the perfect time to show appreciation to the passionate and hardworking Client Service Representatives in veterinary hospitals everywhere. At the Schwarzman ...

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    Anatomy of a cat
    April 12, 2023

    The Spleen: Do Dogs and Cats Really Need One?

    Through the centuries, medical practitioners have ascribed many functions to the spleen. In the Middle Ages, physicians thought the spleen produced black bile, the cause of melancholy. In later years, ...

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  • Pets and Family
    Cat showing teeth
    April 05, 2023

    Is a Cat Bite Worse than a Dog Bite?

    April 9-15 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Once again, the cat is slighted, possibly since cat bites are less common than dog bites. But cat bites are a serious ...

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    March 29, 2023

    Preventing Dementia in Dogs and People

    The news about Bruce Willis’ diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia was heartbreaking. While I am not a fan of the “Die Hard” franchise, I always loved him as private investigator David ...

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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