Tag Archives: veterinary

Medical Glue to the Rescue: Correcting Abnormal Blood Vessels

colorized CT angiogram

An important part of AMC’s mission is creating new medical knowledge. Our veterinarians advance the care and treatment of companion animals by conducting innovative clinical research and publishing their results in veterinary journals. This blogpost highlights research by AMC’s Interventional Radiology Service and Surgery Department. In prior blogposts about research publications from AMC clinicians, I

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The Truth About Vital Signs: What Pet Owners Need to Know

Veterinarian listens to a dog's heartbeat

Just like humans, animals have measurable vital signs that indicate their body’s overall functioning. These vital signs include breathing rate, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. Patients with abnormal vital signs might be considered unstable and urgent steps will be taken to return the heart rate or breathing rate to normal. Illness and injury are

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Tick Time

close up of a tick

It is tick season on the East Coast. I had one of the little critters delivered to me in a sandwich bag just the other day. The owner had pulled it off her dog and brought it to me to identify, because she was worried the tick might make her dog sick. She did the

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Finding the Right Sitter for Your Pet

A young man with a dog

In my last blog post, I wrote how smart devices like automatic feeders and pet cams make pet families lives easier. Technology is a poor substitute for a human being who watches over your pet while you are away on a business trip or vacation. Since I recommended a human pet sitter and not a

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Do you really need a cat sitter?

A kitten on a blanket

This week marks the beginning of the 2018 holiday season and with the holidays comes travel for celebrations with family and friends. Grandma may not have your cat on the holiday guest list, and other cats are just homebodies. With all the smart devices available to cat lovers, is a cat sitter really necessary when

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