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.
Dental care is often overlooked when it comes to our pets. It’s one of the most diagnosed problems but can easily be prevented. Common clinical signs that your dog may have something wrong with its mouth include changes or lack of appetite, bad breath, red and swollen gums, pawing at the face, excessive drooling, and depression.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?
We do anesthetic dental cleanings (scaling and polishing), extractions, radiographs, and sealants.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
Ideally, a dog’s teeth should be brushed daily. It takes 24 hours for plaque to turn to tartar, which has to be scaled off.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Poor oral hygiene in dogs can result in the development of tartar on the surface of the tooth which traps bacteria and causes irritation to the gums. This irritation and infection can lead to painful bone loss around the tooth root and possibly tooth root abscesses. Progressive infection and bone loss may cause further damage to the skull bones and jaw, or cause recurrent nasal infections. Poor oral hygiene can also affect the general health of the rest of the body and can be the cause of health issues including heart disease, kidney disease, complications for diabetic animals and more.
Providing and maintaining good oral health involves:
– Brushing your animals’ teeth – Feeding them high-quality diets – Having annual health exams with your veterinarian – Avoiding hard chews, such as bones, that will wear down their teeth
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: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic