Tag Archives: parvovirus

Does a titer test mean my pet doesn’t need vaccines?

Dog receiving a vaccination

I just finished reading Splendid Solution about Dr. Jonas Salk’s quest to develop a polio vaccine in the years following World War II. The vaccine’s development was considered a medical miracle, protecting children worldwide against polio, a crippling disease that left millions of healthy children dependent on braces and iron lungs. Today, the public is

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Where Are They Now: AMC Patients A Year Later

A black lab in the snow

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

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Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Resulted in More Pets?

A graph showing more pets under 1 year of age seen at AMC in 2020 when compared to 2019

Since the pandemic started, there have been multiple news articles about pandemic puppies, increases in pets in foster care, and pandemic puppy scams. But how much of this is true and how much is hype? Here are my thoughts and analysis on the topic.  Is AMC seeing more puppies and kittens? I asked our systems analyst to query the medical

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Dog Park Safety During COVID-19

Dogs play at a dog park in New York City

As cities and states relax stay at home orders, playgrounds and public spaces are once again open for enjoyment. In New York City, dogs are rejoicing because the dog parks, closed since April 6th, opened on July 7th. Keeping your dog safe in the dog park has always been important, but amid the COVID-19 pandemic,

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