We ascribe many human characteristics to our pets: the loyal dog and the cunning cat. Pets and people share many of the same diseases, such as leptospirosis and Lyme disease. But what about fainting? In Victorian times, women commonly “swooned” when receiving shocking news or viewing a grotesque injury. Cats could make us swoon by depositing a … Continue reading Do Cats Faint?
Tiko (right) first came to The Animal Medical Center after Reynaldo noticed his little buddy was not quite right. Over two days, Tiko lost control of his hind legs, and was referred to The AMC by our neighbors at the Humane Society. Tiko was first seen in The AMC’s ER by Dr. Carly Tichner and … Continue reading Bad Back, Good Friends
Seizures are a frightening medical condition. Like lightning, a seizure strikes out of the blue, due to a short circuit in the brain. After a minute or two, the brain resets itself. Even though seizures commonly last a minute or two, watching your pet lose consciousness, twitch, jerk, and maybe even lose bowel and bladder … Continue reading Seizures
Blueberry, a 2 year old fawn and white Chihuahua, was rushed to The Animal Medical Center one night after having what his family thought might be a seizure. When he arrived at The AMC and was under observation by the ER staff, Blueberry had another terrible episode of pain which appeared to be originating from … Continue reading Blueberry: An AMC Living Legend
Learning a Lesson from Knut the Polar Bear I have loved zoos since I was a child when my mother used to take me to the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota to see the Sammy the Seal show. I am a regular at the Central Park Zoo polar bear enclosure here in Manhattan. … Continue reading Could My Pet Die from Epilepsy?