Tag Archives: animal health

Catnip and its Alternatives

A cat sniffing catnip

June is Adopt a [Shelter] Cat Month and every blog post in June will focus on some aspect of our furry feline friends. Today’s topic is catnip and other plants cat families can use to enrich their cat’s home environment. Catnip Those of us who have had more than a few cats in their lifetime

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Everyday Medicine: Blood Pressure in Dogs and Cats

Taking a cat's blood pressure

Everyday Medicine is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include “The Highs and Lows of Blood Sugar” and “The Third Eyelid.” Today’s post focuses on blood pressure. Blood Pressure Definition Everyone has had their blood pressure

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Successfully Switching Your Pet to a Prescription Diet

A cat investigates prescription food

All veterinarians, not just the specialists at the Animal Medical Center, use specially formulated prescription diets to help manage a variety of diseases in pets. For example, low protein diets are used in pets with liver shunts and kidney disease. Pets with arthritis benefit from diets rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients. But, pets don’t always want to give up

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The AMC Goes Electronic

This past week was a watershed week at The Animal Medical Center. With the flip of a switch, an electronic medical record (EMR) became a new part of practicing veterinary medicine. What is an EMR? The name, electronic medical record, does not do this system complete justice. It is definitely electronic. Consequently, we have computers

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