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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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Keeping Your Cat Young

For those families adding a feline member during Adopt-a-Cat Month this June, keeping your cat young and in good health is a priority. Here are The Animal Medical Center’s top six tips to achieving purrfect health and maintaining a long life for your feline family member. 1. Give your cat a routine. Research has shown

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Anesthesia in Veterinary Dental Care

dog getting dental work done

When people go to a human dentist, we sit in the dentist’s chair, often time grasping the armrests tightly with white knuckles in anticipation of the procedure about to happen. When the dentist or hygienist tells us to say “ahhhhhhhh” or turn our head, or open our mouths, we may be reluctant, but we can

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Feline Oral Cancer

Examining a cat's mouth

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and complete oral health involves not only dental hygiene, but also monitoring the oral cavity for other problems such as cancer. Oral cancer accounts for 3% of all cancers in cats, a rate comparable to that in humans. Oral cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality

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Broken Teeth

up close of dog teeth showing where one is broken

Like people, our pets are prone to dental disease. Pet Dental Month, in February, focuses on the importance of controlling and preventing dental disease in our cats and dogs. Untreated dental disease is associated with both infection and pain. Recent studies in people and dogs show that untreated infection in the mouth has also been

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