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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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  • 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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  • Pets and Family Wellness
    A tick and a dog
    August 09, 2023

    Tickborne Illnesses Are On the Rise: What Pet Owners Need to Know

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have great information on their website to help all of us stay healthy. The site contains information on travel health, foodborne illnesses and descriptions of every...

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  • Dogs Emergency
    A veterinarian and assistant examine a dog
    August 02, 2023

    Canine Pyometra: What Dog Owners Need to Know

    Pyometra is one of those medical words veterinarians use that often require translation for pet families. Pyo- is from the Latin word for pus, and metra is Greek for uterus. Once you...

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  • Pets and Family
    A human hand embracing a dog's paw
    July 26, 2023

    Home Euthanasia: The Pros and Cons [2023 Update]

    The decision to euthanize a beloved pet is one of the most heart wrenching decisions pet lovers have to make. I am quite certain every pet family with an ill or aging...

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  • Diet Dogs Pet Safety
    A dog in AMC's Emergency and Critical Care Service
    July 19, 2023

    What Happens When Your Dog’s Calcium is Too High or Too Low

    Calcium is an important mineral in the bodies of humans and animals alike. It is a critical component of bones and teeth. Without calcium, your bones couldn’t support your weight and your...

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  • Dogs Responsible Pet Ownership
    A dog sniffing a compost bin
    July 12, 2023

    NYC’s New Composting Law Could Be Dangerous for Dogs

    Last month, the New York City Council voted to make composting of organic waste mandatory in the city’s five boroughs, starting with Brooklyn and Queens in October and expanding to all boroughs...

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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