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 disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed problems in dogs. Prevention is much better than treatment when it comes to dental hygiene! Most people disregard the importance of dental health in their dogs. Regular tooth brushing is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and avoid the need for veterinary dental cleaning.
What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?
We are always happy to demonstrate how to properly brush your dog’s teeth! We can also perform a complete dental cleaning under a general anesthetic if your dog requires it. The complete dental cleaning is done with an ultrasonic scaler and then the teeth are polished with a dental polisher.
How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?
Ideally, you should brush your dog’s teeth once daily. It can be done relatively quickly and that will prevent the buildup of nasty dental calculus which is responsible for bad breath, tooth decay, gum inflammation and tooth loss.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Dental care plays a much more important role in a dog’s overall health than most people realize. Poor oral health can have a serious effect on a dog’s respiratory tract, cardiovascular system, and kidneys. Dental care is important for oral health as well. Healthy teeth can prevent gum infections, dental disease, and bad breath. The bad breath associated with poor oral health can be quite overpowering and that will affect your home environment as well!
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.