Tag Archives: Surgery

Having a Heart to Heart Talk with Yourself About Your Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis

Cure Pet Cancer

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. One in every four dogs and one in every five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime and @amcny is doing its part to raise pet cancer awareness by tweeting to #CurePetCancer to raise awareness. Since cancer diagnoses are common in pets, many of my readers will face

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What Gives a Dog a Pain in the Neck?

A yorkie sits on a tile floor

Here, you see my cute Yorkie patient, Amort, looking good, but the past week has been anything but a good one for him. He lost his appetite and at first, we thought it was his chronic pancreatitis, but his family figured out he would eat if his food was held up off the floor, making us

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in Dogs

A dog favoring its back leg

In response to a common search term on the Animal Medical Center website, this blog is devoted to cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD). The cranial cruciate ligament may not be familiar to many folks, but this ligament is analogous to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the human knee. Pretty much all of us know

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Laser Therapy at AMC

A dog receiving laser therapy at the Animal Medical Center

A laser is not a thing; it is an acronym which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Clearly, laser is simpler. But there is nothing simple about lasers used in medicine. Lasers produce a very narrowly focused beam of light which can be very precisely aimed. Lasers also produce light restricted to

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George, the Notorious Toy-Eating Cat

During the day, The Animal Medical Center buzzes with activity. Patients coming and going. Pets being anesthetized and recovered after surgical procedures. Consultations happening in our 20 examination rooms. Things do quiet down at night, but if a sick pet needs us, were are here 24/7 for urgent interventions. Last night was one of those nights. Nine patients were admitted overnight;

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