Tag Archives: emergency

Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

A veterinary professional with a dog

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part of a first aid course in hopes of saving a life in the event of an emergency. But what about pets? Should we

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AMC Remembers 9/11 Twenty Years Later

A search and rescue dog and its handler at Ground Zero

My memories of 9/11 match those represented at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. For me, the most poignant object displayed at the museum is an art installation entitled “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning.” Each blue square in the artwork is a different shade, one for each life lost

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Everyday Medicine: Hospital Wards

A veterinary professional removes a cat from an enclosure

“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 physical examination and vomiting or regurgitation. Today’s post focuses on the types of hospital wards your pet would stay in at AMC. If you have been unlucky

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Why Would I Want to Take My Pet to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital? 7 AMC Myths Dispelled

Pet families have many choices when it comes to pet healthcare providers. In New York City, the neighborhood veterinarian is convenient for routine care, but emergency and specialty care may require travel. In addition to the inconvenience of travel, pet families may be apprehensive about coming to a large, teaching hospital like AMC, where, in

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A Night in the ER

x ray image of sand impaction

A couple of weeks ago, I listed “Five Reasons to Go to the Animal ER NOW!” Readers seemed to take my advice and from Sunday night until Monday morning, 12 of the 25 patients seen in AMC’s 24/7 ER were admitted to the hospital. Here are the highlights of Monday morning’s admissions list: Admission One:

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