Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education

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“The Cat’s Meow” with Evolutionary Biologist and Author Dr. Jonathan Losos

Join us on Thursday, October 26th at 6pm ET as Dr. Jonathan Losos explores how researchers are unraveling the secrets of the cat, using all the tools of modern technology.

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Pet Food Basics: Choosing the Right Diet for Your Dog or Cat

Feeding a high-quality, balanced diet is one of the best ways to keep your pet healthy.
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Pet Health Library

Obesity in Dogs

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 59% of dogs are overweight or obese.
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Pet Health Library

Obesity in Cats

Being overweight doesn’t just affect your cat's looks, it increases risk for health problems.
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The Horrors of Halloween: The Pet Version

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen. The moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near...
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Pet Health Library

Halloween Costume Safety

If you’re planning to dress up your dog for Halloween, here are some tips to keep in mind.
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Pet Health Library

Seizures in Dogs

Even though seizures don’t last long, watching your pet lose consciousness is frightening.
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Children's Resources

What is a Veterinary Technician?

Explore the career of veterinary technicians and their various duties while on the job!
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Pet Health Library

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s disease occurs when there is an excess production of cortisol by the the adrenal glands.
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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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