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.
Your dog needs dental care just like you! Periodontal disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in adult dogs. Bad breath, tartar build-up, red and swollen gums are all symptoms of the disease. At St. Vital Veterinary Hospital, we believe strongly in preventative medicine. We provide a full range of dental care services to help your dog live a longer and happier life.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?
Each dog is unique and their needs will vary. Our veterinary team will work with you and your pet to develop a plan best suited for your dog. All of our dental procedures are performed under general anesthesia and may include scaling, polishing, extractions and dental x-rays.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
Just like humans, pets need their teeth brushed too. Ideally, pets should have their teeth brushed daily; although, our team understands that this is not always possible. If you would like ideas, pointers or have questions about brushing, please contact us! We are happy to help.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Oral and dental health are a very important part of your dog’s overall health. Dental disease can cause many issues including pain and infection. It can even affect internal organs like the heart and kidneys.
Circling around before lying down is likely a residual instinct from when their ancestors lived out in the wilderness. Your dog’s ancestors would have paced in circles to flatten down and warm their sleeping area.
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 Thursday, March 19, 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 204.253.2668. We will take a history over the phone, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the exam is complete, we will give you a call to discuss our recommended treatment plan and then return to your vehicle. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way! Note: the door will be locked. Please distance away from the entrance and a member of our team will greet you.
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 Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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.
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.
- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital