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Dental Care Services for Pets

Dental care is one of the most important things you can do for your pet’s long-term health. Brushing removes the daily accumulation of plaque from the teeth. Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is very common among dogs, cats and other pets. Aside from causing bad breath, gum disease can also lead to pain and tooth loss. Gum disease is not reversible, so it’s important to make sure that your pet does not get it in the first place. With our team, you can help maintain your pet’s dental health all throughout their life.

How do you care for a pet’s teeth, mouth and gums?

At Dundas Veterinary Services, we offer routine dental cleaning under general anesthesia, full mouth X-rays, and surgical tooth extractions if needed.

How often should I brush my pet’s teeth?

In reality, you should be brushing their teeth twice daily. We promise that it’s not as difficult as it seems! One of our experienced Registered Veterinary Technicians will guide you through the process of introducing your pet to teeth brushing. With the right technique and tools (e.g. toothpaste and toothbrushes made specifically for your pet), both you and your loyal companion will have a daily routine in no time.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Healthy teeth make for a happy and healthy pet (and pet parent)! At the very least, your furry friend should go through a full dental exam at least once a year. This will allow us to analyze their teeth and get ahead of any problems. We might also suggest dental cleaning depending on your pet’s dental health at the time of consultation.

What happens during a dog/cat dental cleaning procedure?

Blood work is performed to ensure that your pet is fit for anesthesia. Once they are unconscious, we conduct a full oral examination and take dental radiographs. The healthy teeth are cleaned and polished while any abscessed or damaged teeth are surgically extracted. During the anesthesia, the patient is monitored by both the veterinarian and a registered veterinary technician. Please contact our team for any further questions, which we would be happy to answer.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    5. 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!

    - The team at Dundas Veterinary Services