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Signs of Poor Dental Health in Dogs and Cats

Periodontal disease in dogs and cats, affect 90% of adult pets. Dental disease leads to painful mouths and tooth loss but left untreated, periodontal disease increases the risk for chronic infections in the mouth, potentially spreading to other areas of the body, including the liver, lungs, kidney and heart.

Top 5 signs are:

  1. Bad breath
  2. Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  3. Increased drooling
  4. The buildup of yellowish-brown plaque-like deposits and tarter on the teeth
  5. Reluctance or trouble with eating from having pain or chewing food, along with weight loss.

If you have any questions about your pet’s dental health, please give us a call at 204.253.2668 and a team member will be happy to assist you!

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Last updated: February 28, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Effective Tuesday March 1st, we will once again be allowing one pet parent to accompany their pet into their appointment. We will continue to allow two family members to attend end of life appointments.

We are happy to accommodate with a curbside appointment should you prefer or if you are feeling under the weather.

Please remember kindness matters! Disrespectful or unkind behaviour toward our team will not be tolerated and may result in refusal of service.

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital