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.
Cats are great pretenders – they excel in hiding any discomfort or pain. This means that majority of cats with dental issues will continue to eat, play and act normally regardless of how they feel. It is very common for cat owners to say that their cat has bad breath and usually this is caused by dental disease.
After a full physical exam to ensure your cat is healthy for surgery, your cat will be placed under general anesthesia. Once anesthetized, a full oral exam including measuring of periodontal pockets as well as cleaning and polishing will be performed. All measurements and scores will be documented on your cats’ dental chart which will be kept as part of their complete medical record.
What are the signs of dental problems in cats?
Majority of the time, your cat will not show any signs of dental disease to you since they are excellent at hiding discomfort. Sometimes, cats will have a change in the amount of food they are eating, the type of food they like to eat (canned versus dry) or you may notice food falling out of their mouth. If you see a scab or wound on your cats face, this could mean there is an infected tooth root. Owners may notice a change in the odour of their cat’s breath or notice blood or pus coming from their cat’s mouth.
Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?
Cats who have shorter noses and modified jaws are often predisposed to overcrowding of teeth. This would include Persians, Himalayans and Scottish Folds.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Tooth resorption is a very common dental condition, predominantly seen in cats, in which the bone of the tooth is broken down until there is exposure to the tooth root. This condition is very painful and proper and prompt treatment is required. Once a cat is diagnosed with tooth resorption, it is likely that they will develop additional resorptive lesions in the future.
As your pet gets older, they need to get regular check-ups with your vet to make sure they are fit and healthy. Senior pets are more likely to have health issues, and monitoring with routine check-ups and bloodwork is a perfect way of keeping ahead of any illness.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, 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 & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!