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Food Allergies

Allergies aren’t fun for anyone, but especially not for your pet who can’t tell you what’s making him so sick. Food allergies or food intolerance are caused by a reaction to a particular ingredient. Sometimes referred to as an ‘adverse reaction to food,’ it is defined as an abnormal response to a food or food […]

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Common Cat Skin Problems

Skin disorders are common in cats. They can be caused by parasites such as fleas or mites, fungal or bacterial infections, allergies, stress, injury, or more rarely, by hormonal imbalances. Here are some common skin conditions commonly found in felines: Abscess: A painful collection of pus at the site of a bite or puncture wound. Abscesses form […]

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Breeds Prone to Skin Problems

While we are blessed with the pets in our lives, we also encounter problems with our pets that can be sad and/or frustrating. I refer, of course, to allergies and other skin disorders. Our dogs sometimes scratch and shed, and get ugly scars or hairless patches on their skin. All dogs scratch. But when dogs […]

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Allergic Dermatitis

What is Allergic Dermatitis? The basic definition of this common skin problem is a predisposition to develop itchy skin following exposure to substances that are usually harmless, but have triggered an immune system response. Two of the most common offenders are dust mites and pollen, which are incredibly difficult for pets to avoid, since dust mites are […]

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National Ferret Day

Today’s blog is about an animal that truly is the clown of the exotic mammal world. They are noble, smart, fearless, loving, and ever so slinky…The ferret. Ferrets can be great pets and make wonderful, furry additions to our families. Our job at AMC is to make sure they are healthy companions for as many […]

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Healthy Skin & Coat

An important part of maintaining a healthy pet is ensuring he or she has healthy skin and a healthy coat. Just like humans, a dog and cat’s skin and coat is a barrier of protection to the outside world.  The skin and coat protect the bones, muscles and internal organs, and it helps maintain a […]

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National Kids and Pets Day (April 26th)

April 26th is National Kids and Pets Day! Created in 2005, this day is dedicated to celebrating the magical bond between kids and animals. This day also encourages pet adoption through local animal shelters – with an importance placed on safe interactions between kids and pets. Here are some safety tips between kids and pets: Dogs […]

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