Tag Archives: pet emergency

AMC Veterinarians Contribute to Improving Management of Feline Poisoning

A cat at AMC's ER
The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s animal ER saw nearly 20,000 pet visits in 2022. Many of those patients were poisoned. Given Easter is around the corner, lilies and chocolate come to mind as ingestion of these are common poisonings during the Easter holiday season. In data published by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, human medications have

My Pet is Trying to Urinate and Nothing is Coming Out. What is Wrong?

Cat in litterbox
Difficulty urinating is a common reason to visit the animal ER. When a pet is urinating frequently or with blood, we worry about a urinary tract infection. In male cats, the potential for a urinary blockage is a special concern. When your pet is having difficultly urinating, observe them carefully for clues to the problem.

My Dog Ate My Ethernet Cable! And Other Examples of “Wired” Dogs

Wirehaired Fox Terrier
As dog lovers, we all have a special place in our hearts for wirehaired breeds including the wirehaired fox terrier, the breed with the most wins at New York City’s favorite dog show, the Westminster Kennel Club show. There are also wirehaired pointers, dachshunds and a relatedly obscure breed, the wirehaired pointing griffon. However, at

National Poison Prevention Week: Protect Your Pet

A veterinary team with a dog
The third week of March is National Poison Prevention Week. According to Dr. Tina Wismer, board-certified Veterinary Toxicologist and Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, most poisoning in pets happens accidentally. Dr. Wismer was recently my guest on my radio show, “Ask the Vet,” available as a podcast and on Sirius XM