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.
In the past few decades, our pet’s standard of care has greatly improved due to the increased awareness of the importance our pet’s dental care. A healthy mouth has proven to be a major factor in increasing our pet’s overall health and longevity.
Dental disease not only affects our pet’s mouth and teeth, but can be the gateway to impact the entire body with serious consequences.
Without proper oral care the bacteria will increasingly grow and move into their gums and teeth, eventually entering into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria can travel and spread to other organs in the body.
Our pets are very good at hiding their pain so symptoms can go unnoticed for a long time before you even begin to notice any signs. The most popular or ‘unpopular’ one is bad breath. That is a strong indicator that things are not healthy in your pet’s mouth. Other symptoms are, lethargy, inactivity, decreased appetite, weight loss, swelling in face, salivating, depression and discharge from eyes and nose.
So here are a few ways to help prevent dental disease from affecting your pet’s health.
Brushing teeth regularly is ideal for keeping the bacteria at bay
Water additives work well added to their drinking water
Dog chews specific for dental care are a great treat for them
Dental diet kibble designed to scrape off build up as they bite into the kibble
Regular annual Vet visits will identify any dental issues that may be affecting your dog
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, 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 - 6:00 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!