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Dental Care Services for Pets

Dental care in your furry friends is as equally important to your own. Your pets can develop plaque and gum disease. Pets rarely show signs of dental diseases and so it is especially important for you to practice good dental hygiene with your pet companions. It also helps if you are aware of the changes and signs that your pet is experiencing some type of discomfort.

What are some signs of dental problems in my pet?

It is necessary that you stay on top of your pet’s dental health, as the signs do not usually become obvious until the problem is advanced. Some pets, particularly canines, hide their pain really well. If the health problem is advanced, here are some signs you can look for:

  • Loose/broken teeth
  • Lumps/bumps in their mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Bloody saliva
  • Reluctance to being touched or stroked on the head
  • Chewing on one side
  • Blood on chew toy
  • Red or bleeding gums
    If you notice any of these signs, be sure to reach out to us as your pet may be experiencing chronic pain. Give us a call at 204-452-0077.

    How can I take care of my pet’s oral health?

    Our team can advise you on the different ways you can protect your furry friend’s oral health. To perpetuate a healthy mouth there are general guidelines you should use for your pets:

  • Annual oral examinations – These allow your pets to get a full oral exam. Our hospital provides dental X-rays and cleanings under general anesthesia.
  • Good quality foods – Our veterinarians can recommend a diet that is beneficial to your pet’s needs. This may include foods that contain additives that prevent plaque from hardening or foods that scrub your pet’s teeth as they chew.
  • Regular tooth brushing – Cleaning your pet’s teeth regularly prevents plaque buildup and reduces inflammation and tissue destruction. There is a variety of pet toothpaste available in different flavours for your choosing or you can ask your veterinarian to recommend one. You will also need a smaller pet toothbrush for their mouths.
  • Examine your pet’s mouth – It is important to check for signs of oral diseases.


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