Tag Archives: pet poisons

How to Keep Your Pet Off the Naughty List (and out of the Emergency Room)

A turkey bone lodged in a dog's throat

The holiday season is a time of celebrations and a time spent with friends and family. But at AMC, it can be a time of increased animal ER visits. With more special treats around the house, the risk your pet can eat foods from the naughty list increases. When we’re with friends and family, focused

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Rat Sightings Are Up in New York City: What Pet Owners Should Know

A dog with a rat in its mouth

It’s been all over the news in 2021: rat sightings are way up in New York City. While there’s plenty of speculation why, one thing is clear: increased interaction between rats and dogs is not good for the health of our fur families. Rats carry diseases that can be deadly to both dogs and humans,

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What happens when your dog eats your earbuds?

An x-ray of an earbud in a dog's stomach

According to Statista, in 2020, consumers purchased 233 million wireless “hearables” worldwide. The popularity of wireless earbuds is clearly on the rise, and the veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center can confirm that earbuds are popular with our canine patients as well. Not for listening to their favorite podcast, but for eating. Dog Weight to

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Hemodialysis in Dogs: What You Need to Know

A dog receiving hemodialysis

World Kidney Day 2021 is March 11th, but kidney health is not just for humans. Keeping your pet’s kidneys healthy is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Dialysis, also called hemodialysis, is a well-known treatment for humans with failing kidneys. Dialysis does not correct kidney damage but provides the blood-filtering function normally provided

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