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Dental Care for Dogs

Dental disease is probably the most common and undertreated disease we see at our hospital. Dental pain can be underestimated since the disease usually progresses slowly, without your dog showing you that he/she is uncomfortable. Regular dental cleanings and home care (like a special dental diet) can help keep your dog’s teeth healthy and pain-free!

What types of canine dental care services are offered at your clinic?

Our dental care services include routine scaling and polishing of the teeth, performing dental radiographs to identify problems under the gum line and extraction of diseased or broken teeth as required. These procedures are all done under a general anesthetic in order to allow us to properly examine the mouth and perform any necessary treatments.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?

Ideally every day! We know that brushing less than 3 times a week is not effective so making it a daily habit is the best option for your dog.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Dental disease can be very painful for your pet. Imagine experiencing a loose or broken tooth causing pain every time you eat. It can also affect other parts of your dog’s body. Are you aware that the large numbers of bacteria in a diseased mouth can predispose a dog to infections in other areas like the heart? A nice clean and odour free mouth also mean more snuggling with your best friend!

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Last updated: November 3, 2020

Dear Clients,

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect our clients, our team and work hard to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care for our patients.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience in these matters. Please stay healthy and 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.

The following updates are effective Wednesday November 4, 2020.

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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aylmer Veterinary Clinic