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Dental Care for Dogs

Dental health is a significant part of our pet’s overall health. One of the most commonly diagnosed health problems in pets is oral diseases. At Animal Medical Centre North, we provide dental care services to help your pets live a long and healthy life.

What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?


At Animal Medical Centre North, we offer dental scaling and polishing, dental x-rays and extractions. All dental procedures are done under anesthesia to ensure a pain-free and stressless procedure for your dog. Anesthesia also allows for better cleaning because your pet is not moving around and risking injury from the dental equipment. A Registered Veterinary Technologist monitors dogs throughout the entire procedure to ensure they receive proper IV fluids.

Retained baby teeth can also cause problems in dogs. Sometimes, baby teeth do not fall out on their own, which can lead to issues such as gum irritation and tartar build up. The veterinarian may recommend having these teeth extracted.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?


We recommend that you brush your dog’s teeth daily. However, we realize that this is not always possible. Brushing even 2-3 times a week will make a positive impact on your dog’s oral health. Toothpaste comes in exciting and yummy flavours such as chicken and vanilla mint, so your dog will look forward to having their teeth brushed.

Why is oral and dental health important?


A healthy mouth ensures a healthy dog! Most dental diseases occur below the gumline where we can not see it. We recommend brushing your dog’s teeth daily and feeding them an AAFCO-approved dental diet. Regular dental care can also prevent other major health issues and help you save a lot of money over the lifespan of your dog.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 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 Animal Medical Centre North