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Dental Care for Dogs

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.

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Last updated: April 19, 2021

Dear Clients,

In order to maintain everyone's safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures have been implemented:

If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, or fever we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

If you have been instructed to self isolate for 14 days due to travel from Eastern Canada, travelled outside of Canada, had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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.

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

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital