Have you noticed that your pet seems to develop jaws of steel when it's time for a dose of medicine? As you struggle to pry apart your furry friend's teeth, you know you only have one chance to dr ...View Article
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The Animal Medical Center is proud to have the most advanced digital X-ray unit used in veterinary medicine. Our Sound Technology unit takes much crisper images with better detail than traditional films. It also gives the vets the ability to magnify specific areas, alter contrasts, invert images and compare multiple images side by side. We are able to email the digital X-ray images and/or put the digital images on a CD disk for you in the event you need a second opinion from a specialist. All of these benefits allow the veterinarians at the AMC to correctly diagnose and treat your pet’s issues.
Oral and dental disease is the most common disease our pets face. Recent research by the American Veterinary Dental Society reveled that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have oral/dental disease by the age of 3 years old. At the Animal Medical Center of Itasca, oral and dental health is a top priority. The Dental Suite was specifically designed for animal dentistry. Preventative dental cleanings are the most common anesthetic procedure performed at the AMC of Itasca. Cleanings include: Scaling tartar/plaque, polishing, fluoride treatment and a comprehensive oral examination. In the event that diseased tooth/teeth are found on examination, the veterinarians are able to perform X-rays and oral surgery may be necessary.
Dental disease not only can be a source of pain and discomfort when chewing, it can also be a source of infection that can spread to other areas of the body. When dental disease is observed, the doctors at the Animal Medical Center will discuss the appropriate testing and therapies for your pet.
Therapy laser is not a new technology in veterinary medicine and has been available at many specialty animal hospitals since the 1980s. Recent advancements have made this tremendous therapy available at local pet clinics. The Animal Medical Center of Itasca is excited to provide this non-drug, therapeutic alternative for our patients.
Therapy laser provides concentrated energy to a specific diseased area. This energy allows for improved healing and repair of inflamed tissue. Therapeutic laser encourages blood flow which carries healing factors to these inflamed tissues, thus reducing pain, swelling and improving healing times. The veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center can discuss whether therapy laser is right for your pet.
The Animal Medical Center of Itasca offers abdominal ultrasound evaluations. Ultrasound allows doctors to acquire detailed images of pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound is a quick and non-invasive procedure and is useful in further investigating abnormalities seen on X-rays and blood screens. Ultrasounds are particularly helpful in diagnosing masses, enlargements or developmental abnormalities of the different internal organs (liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands, stomach, intestines, etc.).
The Animal Medical Center is equipped with a comprehensive pharmacy. You benefit from the convenience of the on-site pharmacy and your pet benefits from starting treatment immediately. The pharmacy at the Animal Medical Center carries: