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Let’s Move: Simple Activities to Get Your Cats Moving

First Lady Michelle Obama believes in physical activity as a way to combat childhood obesity in America. Her program, Let’s Move, aims to raise a healthier generation of kids. Americans are also raising a generation of obese cats because most cats now live indoors. Research has shown that cats living in apartments and inactive cats

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Pedigree vs. Muttigree

Being a New Yorker, I read the New York Times and being a veterinarian, I read about pets. So when the New York Times started a new online column, “The Puppy Diaries,” I was compelled to read it. “The Puppy Diaries” is a weekly series about the challenges and satisfactions of raising a puppy through

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"First Dog" Update – The AMC Weighs In

The Obama family

The following article, about the latest developments in the Obama's puppy selection process, originally ran on PetStyle and quotes Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of The Animal Medical Center. You can read the original posting by clicking here. The Race Is On: Which Pup Should Obamas Pick? By Kathleen Roberts, PetStyle Decisions, decisions. Picking the right family

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Selecting the First Pooch…and the First Vet

A veterinarian examines a small dog

We at The Animal Medical Center are aware that choosing the perfect dog is only the beginning. Equally as important as their choice of pedigree will be the selection of their new pet’s veterinarian. Even though the Obamas may need to compromise on which dog they choose, they should not compromise on their new pet’s veterinary care.

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