We remain open to provide 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 in animals is one of the most important areas to focus on, as 80% of animals over 3 years of age, develop some form of dental disease. Poor dental health can have a serious negative impact on other body systems, such as the heart and kidneys, especially as your pet ages. We try to incorporate a dental health program into your pet’s life, right from the beginning. This is accomplished through brushing, dental diets, dental treats, chews and toys, and if necessary, a dental cleaning under anesthetic.
What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?
We offer a range of products to help you keep your pet’s teeth clean. We can teach you how to properly brush your dog’s teeth and have a variety of pet toothpaste to try. We sell different brands of dental hygienic foods designed to provide a fully balanced diet while helping to remove and prevent tartar formation on the teeth. In cases where the dental disease has progressed beyond what simple brushing and dietary changes can solve, we offer full dental scaling and polishing. This is a surgical procedure that removes all tartar and deals with any fractured or infected teeth.
How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?
It is recommended that we brush our dog’s teeth every day to effectively prevent dental disease.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Dental health is so important because it affects every animal. An animal who receives no dental care is at risk for pain and infection associated with dental disease. As the animal ages, the dental disease progresses and bacteria from the mouth is able to infiltrate other bodily systems, especially the heart and the kidneys. Poor dental health has shown to be directly related to heart and kidney disease in older animals.
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.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 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 when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, 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 roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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.