Animal Health Center

359 State Highway 67
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518)843-7390

www.amsterdamvet.com

IMHA: Four Letters You Never Want to Meet

Most of the diseases that we see and treat in the ER can be pretty easily comprehended by non-medical folks: trauma, infection, cancer – all of these seem to m ...

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Hair Today and Not Gone Tomorrow

The other morning I looked up just as the sun highlighted my son, who was holding and petting our white cat Rocky. I stood in awe of the amount of hair falling ...

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My Neighbor Poisoned my Dog!

Of all the odd phenomena that I have witnessed in 18 years of veterinary emergency medicine, one stands out as perhaps the oddest and most annoying:  the unshak ...

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Old MacDonald Had a Backyard

Though I’ve spent a lot of time trekking through pastures and pens, I live in the epitome of suburbia – a university town just outside the state capital. Conseq ...

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Ice or Ice Water Does Not Cause Bloat in Dogs

Neither ice nor ice water will cause stomach spasms in a dog that lead to bloat - "the mother of all emergencies."No matter what veterinarians say, a 2007 emai ...

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After the Loss, Pet Owners Tell their Pet's Story

‘Cognitive dysfunction’ and ‘sarcopenia’ are as close to a diagnosis as my wife and I (both veterinary specialists) can come to after several rounds of testing, ...

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