Tag Archives: internal medicine

Amazing AMC to the Rescue Success Stories

A cat in a veterinary clinic

The Animal Medical Center has several Community Funds that provide financial support to pet families in need. AMC to the Rescue is one of those Community Funds, but it’s different than the others because it supports animals in foster care hoping for a forever home. Pets receiving an AMC to the Rescue grant must have

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Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia

A close up of dog teeth

I recently wrote about the concept of immune disease – those disorders where the immune system goes haywire and attacks normal cells in the body. In a more recent blog, I wrote about one of the important canine immune diseases, immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). Today’s blog post focuses on a disease similar to IMHA,

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Proteinuria in Pets

A dog pees on a fire hydrant

When your pet has an annual physical examination, your veterinarian will often request a urine sample. Once you collect the sample, your veterinarian will have the urine analyzed in the laboratory. Urinalysis is a test which assesses nearly 20 different parameters. This blog post will focus on one particular parameter of the urinalysis, protein. Protein

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Everyday Medicine: Blood Pressure in Dogs and Cats

Taking a cat's blood pressure

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 “The Highs and Lows of Blood Sugar” and “The Third Eyelid.” Today’s post focuses on blood pressure. Blood Pressure Definition Everyone has had their blood pressure

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Successfully Switching Your Pet to a Prescription Diet

A cat investigates prescription food

All veterinarians, not just the specialists at the Animal Medical Center, use specially formulated prescription diets to help manage a variety of diseases in pets. For example, low protein diets are used in pets with liver shunts and kidney disease. Pets with arthritis benefit from diets rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients. But, pets don’t always want to give up

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