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Dental Care Services for Pets

Our furry friends’ teeth are not too different from ours. We both have baby teeth that fall out, blood vessels in our mouths and enamel. Imagine what would happen to your teeth if you never visited the dentist or regularly brushed your teeth! That’s why it’s important to provide your pet with consistent at-home care as well as schedule regular cleanings with our team. With our state-of-the-art dentistry suite and tools, you can be sure your pet will receive the best oral and dental care possible.

What happens when I don’t take care of my pet’s teeth?

Plaque forms when bacteria and saliva mix together, coating your pet’s enamel. If it builds up overtime, it hardens into tartar. If plaque isn’t cleaned and removed regularly, your pet could lose their teeth. To avoid this, it’s important to schedule regular cleanings as well as provide consistent at-home care for your pet’s teeth. Pets often hide their pain from us so your pet might seem to be eating or behaving regularly despite tooth pain. Pets affected by periodontal disease (gum disease) might also have bad breath or discoloured teeth.

How do I know when my pet is in pain?

You’ll need to pay close attention to subtle changes in their behaviour to know if they’re in pain. Some things you should look out for are biting (especially if you try to touch their mouth), changing in their breathing like more panting, dilated (larger) pupils, reduced appetite or a decrease in their energy level.

I brush my pet’s teeth regularly. Do they still need to schedule a cleaning?

Kudos to you for taking care of your pet’s teeth at home by brushing them daily! Despite your efforts, at-home care must be supplemented by in-office treatments. Even if your pet receives cleaning at the groomer’s, it is less intensive than the Complete Oral Health Assessment and Treatment we provide. To ensure we’re able to take care of all your pet’s dental needs, we’ve invested in tools and equipment like a digital dental x-ray, high speed drills and modern oral surgical tools. Schedule your pet’s cleaning by contacting us at 604.858.4415.

What does a Complete Oral Health Assessment and Treatment include?

They include a few steps, the first is putting your pet under anesthesia (and conducting pre-anesthesia testing). During cleanings, we will:

  • Remove tartar (visible and below the surface) with a combination of hand and ultrasonic scalers
  • Polish the enamel
  • Disinfect and treat the mouth with a fluoride sealer
  • Update professional records and dental charts, noting the differences of each tooth
  • Perform X-rays to record or investigate any issues

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    Last updated: July 15, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have 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

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Note: We are closed everyday between 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    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 Sardis Animal Hospital