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.
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.
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. 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. 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
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