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Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

There are multiple types of kidney disease, but all types have the same end point: the kidneys’ ability to control water balance, filter waste products from the blood and keep minerals like sodium, potassium and chloride at optimal levels is compromised. Kidneys are even responsible for maintaining red blood cell production. With all these important

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What do Blood Tests Tell Your Veterinarian?

Vials full of blood

Veterinarians at The Animal Medical Center must say “Let’s send some blood to the lab” about 100 times a day. But what are we looking for in all those tubes of blood with the colorful stoppers? CBC = Complete Blood Count Your dog’s or cat’s blood contains at least four types of white blood cells,

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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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