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 cleaning is essential for your dog’s health. It is estimated that 70% of mature dogs have dental tartar build-up, which can lead to dental diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Untreated diseases of the oral cavity are painful and can contribute to systemic diseases such as heart disease.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?
Our veterinarians will examine your dog’s teeth yearly and make recommendations for any necessary dental cleanings and/or extractions. When we perform a dental procedure on your dog, they are placed under general anesthesia so we can then thoroughly examine the mouth, gums and teeth. Dental x-rays are taken at this time as it allows a clear image of the teeth without movement from the dog. It also lets the veterinarian examine areas of concern to assess the underlying tooth roots. The vet can then extract teeth if necessary.
A dental cleaning consists of scaling the tartar from the teeth, polishing the teeth and applying a fluoride treatment. Extractions are done at this time if any are needed. We can also refer to a specialist for such things as root canal therapy.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
The very best way to control tartar build-up, gingivitis and bad breath is by brushing your dog’s teeth daily. By establishing this habit early on or while they are still a puppy, it will make brushing their teeth much easier in the long run.
It is necessary to use a veterinarian-approved toothpaste and toothbrush as the fluoride in human toothpaste can make your dog sick.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!