Tag Archives: emergency room

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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Does it matter what your veterinarian wears?

A veterinarian holding a small dog

As the pandemic winds down and public health restrictions are relaxed, veterinarians are looking forward to resuming more normal clinic schedules and procedures. That means we are looking forward to a time when pet families are again welcome in veterinary hospitals. I must admit, we have been more relaxed in our daily attire during the

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What is “essential” veterinary care?

A French Bulldog with a newborn litter of puppies

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has instituted mandatory social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Officially, New York State is on PAUSE. Nonessential workers are working from home and essential workers must decrease workforce and maintain social distancing. Veterinary hospitals are considered essential businesses, but not all functions of a veterinary hospital are

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Keeping Your Pet Healthy While You Self-Quarantine

A dog looks out a window

During this trying time, most families are focused on the health of human family members and are taking precautions to avoid infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The family pet’s healthcare should not take the backseat when working from home and home schooling. Here are my tips to keep your pets healthy while you self-quarantine. Weigh

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Social Distancing at the Animal Medical Center

The front entrance to the Animal Medical Center of New York City

New York City has been ground zero before and seems like we are ground zero again when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many New Yorkers, I’m fielding numerous calls and emails from friends asking if we are ok here in NYC. The answer is we are. The Animal Medical Center continues to be

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