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June 26, 2024 Cats

Finally, a Treatment for FIP: How GS-441524 is Saving Cats’ Lives

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and we’re highlighting our feline friends throughout the month with a series of cat-focused posts. Last week’s blogpost highlighted the health risks of feline ...

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    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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  • Oncology
    Veterinarians examining a cat
    September 13, 2023

    Merkel Cell Tumors: What can Jimmy Buffett’s Cancer Tell Us About our Pets

    The soundtrack of my college years went silent with Jimmy Buffett’s passing over Labor Day weekend. The cause of death was widely reported as a rare form of skin cancer called Merkel...

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  • Pets and Family
    A dog paw with a heart on it
    September 06, 2023

    Veterinarian-Recommended Books on Pet Loss for All Ages

    The second Sunday in September is National Pet Memorial Day, a day to remember those pets who are no longer with us in person but remain in our hearts forever. For those...

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  • Diet Dogs Internal Medicine
    A Bedlington Terrier
    August 30, 2023

    Canine Liver Disease and Elevated Copper Levels: What Dog Owners Need to Know

    There’s been a connection between canine liver disease and elevated levels of copper seen in a liver biopsy since the late 1970’s when veterinarians from the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, in collaboration...

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  • Internal Medicine Vet Life
    Veterinarians conducting research
    August 23, 2023

    Happy Birthday to the ACVIM and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. ACVIM encompasses the veterinary specialties of oncology, neurology, internal medicine, cardiology and nutrition. As part of the celebration, the...

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  • Dogs Surgery
    Ann Hohenhaus examines a dog
    August 16, 2023

    Ask the Vet: Answers to Your Questions About Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome and Collapsing Trachea

    Every month on Ask the Vet, radio show and podcast I host in partnership with Sirius XM, I answer listener question that come into our email box at AskTheVet@amcny.org. This past month...

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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