Category Archives: Dentistry

Pet Dental Health Month: Common Issues and Conditions

A feline dentistry patient

February is National Pet Dental Month. Every year, veterinarians focus on oral health during this awareness month. Oral health is an important focus because, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, by the age of three, most dogs and cats have some dental disease. The Animal Medical Center has a Dentistry Service with members certified

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Dogs and Tennis Balls: It’s Not Always a Match

An x-ray of an intact tennis ball in the stomach of a Labrador retriever

The US Open tennis championship begins next week at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, just across the East River from the Animal Medical Center. The Open is the first major international tennis event in the COVID-19 era. It will not be quite the same event as in previous years, but the

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New at AMC: A Resident in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery

The Animal Medical Center's Dr. Dan Carmichael inspects a dog's teeth in the Dentistry suite

February is National Pet Dental Month. While you might think nothing could possibly be new about teeth, this year, the Animal Medical Center is celebrating something new in dentistry – the addition of a resident in dentistry and oral surgery to our Dentistry Service. While you may not notice this change as a patient, it’s

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

A veterinarian examines a dog's teeth

Maintaining dental health is an important part of your pet’s preventive health care regimen. Dental health is so important at the Animal Medical Center, we have a Dentistry Service staffed by three veterinarians devoted to full-time dentistry for dogs and cats (and the occasional less common pet!). In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, I

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Choosing the Best Veterinary Oral Health Products

A cat wrestles with a toothbrush

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. This annual awareness event highlights the importance of good dental care in pets. To help our readers do the best job possible caring for their pets’ teeth, I am going to highlight the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) and its work. Who is the VOHC? The VOHC consists

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