Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm Friday: 8 am - 4 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!