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Bladder Stones: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

The two x-rays seen below are from the same canine patient, taken one month apart. The one on the left shows two bladder stones. On the right you can see the stones are no longer present in the bladder. 532 more words

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Pumps and Valves: February is American Heart Month <3

In February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and candy hearts. February also focuses on another type of heart – the one beating inside your chest! 522 more words

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Why Your Veterinarian Goes Crazy for a Urine Sample from Your Pet

While it is not unusual for a pet to have an accident in The Animal Medical Center waiting room or while standing on an examination table, my reaction to that accident may be considered unusual. 405 more words

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Is Chronic Kidney Disease the Same as Chronic Renal Failure?

One of @amcny’s Twitter followers posted the question that is the title of this post. This person also asked, “Should the high end of the normal range of creatinine be 2.4?” These are very good questions, especially for cat families since cats are seven times more likely to have kidney disease than dogs. 486 more words

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The AMC Gives Not Just at Christmas, but All Year

For over 100 years, The Animal Medical Center has held fast to the mission of community service embraced by our founder, Ellin Prince Speyer. In 1910, Mrs. 637 more words

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What do Blood Tests Tell Your Veterinarian?

Veterinarians at The Animal Medical Center must say “Let’s send some blood to the lab” about 100 times a day. But what are we looking for in all those tubes of blood with the colorful stoppers? 640 more words

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