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Home Dental Care

Despite its differences, the mouth of a dog or cat has a lot of similarities to a human mouth.  As we eat, we release small food particles which can be used by bacteria for growth.  These bacteria form a film on the surface of the teeth called plaque.  If the plaque is not removed, it […]

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What Grade would You Rate Your Pets Teeth?

Grade 1 The first stage of periodontal disease occurs when bacteria multiply on the tooth’s surface and under the gum line forming plaque.  Eventually plaque mineralizes and hardens, becoming calculus.  Plaque, calculus, and the toxins produced by the bacteria irritate the gums causing them to become tender, swollen, and red.  This is referred to as […]

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Dental Disease is REAL

Often we forget that animals are susceptible to the same kinds of diseases as humans, and in some cases even more so. This is the case with periodontal disease. In fact, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition affecting adult pets, despite the fact that it is almost entirely preventable. Most pets with painful […]

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Responsible Pet Owners Month

Not only is it National Pet Dental Health Month but, it is also Responsible Pet Owners Month. Including a dog or cat in your family can be incredibly rewarding, but “parenting” a happy, healthy pet is also a large commitment! Pets are companions that need love, care and devotion. Here is a list of the […]

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a perfect time to start the year off right by providing good dental care for your pet. Dental or periodontal disease can lead to many serious health and medical issues if left untreated. And untreated dental disease can be very painful for your pet and can even […]

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What makes us Different?

We are AAHA Accredited –  Did you know…Only 15% of the animal hospitals in the US are Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association? That means they are inspected to make sure they meet rigorous quality standards in every area of the hospital, and the staff is knowledgeable, competent and well-trained. Animal Medical Clinic has […]

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Arthritis

How to Spot Arthritis in Dogs and Cats Arthritis is one of the most common ailments seen in middle-aged to older pets. Even younger dogs and cats, under the right circumstances, can suffer from arthritic changes. Arthritis causes changes within the affected joints that are painful for the affected pet. This pain is responsible for […]

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Cruciate Ligament Injury

Cruciate ligaments are a pair of ligaments inside each of your dog’s knees. When functioning properly, they stop the knees from twisting or overextending. But when the ligaments become injured, it can be very painful for your dog —many dogs even refuse to walk on the injured leg. (Dogs and cats both have cruciate ligaments, but most […]

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How to Keep my Pets Bones Strong and Healthy

Just as a healthy lifestyle program (e.g. exercise and good nutrition) can be beneficial to humans, taking measures to maintain bone and joint health helps your pet. Most bone and joint disorders do not have a cure, so you should follow the instructions of your veterinarian regarding management options. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t […]

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