We remain open to provide urgent care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Dental care is extremely important for cats. Not only does dental disease affect the mouth, it can also affect other systems in the body as well. Unfortunately, dental disease is quite common and can be a source of pain and discomfort for the cat.
A dental cleaning procedure must be done under a general anesthetic. The cat is anesthetized, and each tooth is checked for problems. The teeth are cleaned using an ultrasonic dental scaler and then polished with prophy paste, which smoothes out impurities on the surface of the tooth and makes the teeth nice and shiny!
What are signs of dental problems in cats?
Some signs may include drooling, irritated or red gums, bad breath or difficulty chewing food. Most of the time, however, the cat does not show any external signs of dental disease. That’s why routine veterinary examinations are so important.
Are some breeds more susceptible than others?
Unfortunately, all cat breeds are susceptible to dental disease.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Unfortunately, this is a relatively common condition in cats. The cause of Feline Tooth Resorption is not fully understood yet. In this condition, the dentin (which is the part of the tooth that protects and is found under the enamel) erodes to the point of no return. This condition causes the tooth to chip or break, the gums will be red and inflamed and the cat will have pain in the roots of the tooth. Most cats with this condition have more than one tooth affected in the mouth.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.
2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm, and Friday 8 am - 4 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.