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Distemper in Pets: What You Need to Know

A dog with a messy nose

This week, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a veterinary alert about canine distemper virus infections in Central Park raccoons and both Fox 5 News and ABC 7 News visited Animal Medical Center to talk about the story. An alert from the Health Department about sick raccoons dying from a

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World Rabies Day 2017: Zero By 30

world rabies day

September 28th is the annual celebration of World Rabies Day. Promoted by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, this day raises rabies awareness. In 2017, the theme “Rabies: Zero By 30,” highlights a common goal of eliminating human deaths from canine rabies by 2030, an agreement supported by the World Health Organization, World Organization for

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Should the Government Regulate Cats?

This question is a rhetorical one – state, federal, and local governments already regulate several aspects of your cat’s care. And there are good reasons for the government to do so. U.S. regulations Rabies is a fatal disease, easily prevented by vaccination. Governments want to protect the health of their citizens and thus require cats

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Occupy Wall Street: Parvovirus Strikes Demonstrating Dogs

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstration has been front and center in the news over the past six weeks. Until now, the news has been about humans, but recently the dogs of OWS have hit the newswire due to a parvovirus outbreak at the San Francisco encampment. Parvovirus in Dogs Parvovirus is a contagious gastrointestinal

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Needleless Vaccinations

a dog receiving a nasal vaccination

Vaccinations have been long associated with needles, but needleless vaccinations are gaining in popularity since they may be less painful and cannot spread disease if an unscrupulous medical professional reuses needles and syringes. Needleless vaccination increases safety for the medical professional administering a vaccine since there is no risk of a needlestick injury. Intranasal Vaccines

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