April 10-16 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Dog bites are a serious public health concern. Annually, in the United States, 2–3 people per 100,000 need hospital admission for dog bite injuries. The annual incidence of bites in children under the age of 15 is 22 children per 1,000. The pandemic has exacerbated the issue,
The COVID-19 pandemic not only increased the number of pets we share our homes with, it also increased the weight of the pets we already had. A recent New York Times article describes the weight gain incurred by a number of pets during the pandemic. The experiences of these pets and their families provide some
If your pet is ever injured and unable to walk, transporting them to your veterinarian’s office can be a challenge. Injured humans simply call the ambulance. But when your pet is injured, you become the EMT and the ambulance driver. In situations like this, some creativity will be required to quickly identify a transport mechanism.
The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s weekly blogposts are a snapshot in time of what is happening on East 62nd Street. Because they are just a snapshot, they are often incomplete stories of patients with health challenges that help to educate, alert or update the pet owning public. For a different approach this week, I am
Many of us look at the new year as an opportunity to improve our health. Pet owners should consider the same for their pets. To help you get 2022 off on the right paw, I am devoting January’s blog posts to healthy living suggestions for pets. Last week’s blog post focused on choosing a healthy