Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education

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Play With Your Cat! with Animal Behavior Scientist Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado

Join us on Thursday, March 14th at 6pm ET, as we welcome animal behavior expert Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado to discuss the importance of interactive play.

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Pet Health Library

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases found in dogs.
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Celebrate American Heart Month with your Pet

Valentine’s Day was last weekend and that holiday has me thinking of hearts. I’m not...
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Pet Health Library

Winter Pet Safety

How to keep your pets warm, healthy, and happy during the coldest months of the year.
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Pet Health Library

Tooth Resorption in Cats

The most common dental disease in cats is a destructive process called tooth resorption.
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Pet Health Library

Enrichment for Exotic Pets

Whether your pet has fur, feathers, or scales, it’s important to keep them stimulated.
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Pet Health Library

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Cats

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which walls of a cat’s heart thicken.
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Pet Health Library

Addison’s Disease (Hypoadrenocorticism)

Addison’s disease occurs when there is an underproduction of hormones by the adrenal glands.
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Children's Resources

What is Veterinary Dentistry?

Explore the field of veterinary dentistry and try our at-home dental cleaning activity!
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Pet Health Library

Cherry Eye

What causes it and how is it treated?
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How-To Videos

How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth

Brushing your cat's teeth is crucial for maintaining oral health.
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Pet Health Library

Fever in Dogs in Cats

How to know if your pet has a fever, and when to see a veterinarian.
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How-To Videos

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Learn how to brush your dog’s teeth with Dr. Dan Carmichael.
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If you have a question about pet health, we have the answer.

The Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) is the leading provider of pet health information. Our mission is to educate and empower pet owners and to promote the human-animal bond.

With AMC’s staff of over 130 doctors and the knowledge gained from more than a century of experience, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the most reliable and up-to-date information for all your pet health needs.

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Pet Health Library

Your A-to-Z guide to common conditions, clinical signs, and wellness tips.

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Children's Education

Resources for teachers and caregivers with children interested in veterinary medicine.

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Pet Food Recalls

The latest information on recalls that may affect your beloved pet.

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How-To Videos

Step-by-step information about caring for your pets at home.

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