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Understanding Periodontal Disease

We all realize the importance of our own dental routines to prevent the occurrence of dental disease within ourselves, dental care for our pets is equally important. Dental disease or periodontal disease is the most widespread disease associated 80% of dogs and 70% of cats.

Periodontal disease starts with the buildup of plaque (a colourless film that contains bacteria) on the tooth’s surface. If the plaque is not removed or brushed away then it can create an infection that will destroy your animal’s gums and the tissue as well as the bone holding the teeth in place. And when left over longer periods of time the plaque then turns into a hard yellow or brown build up called tartar.

It can lead to irritated gums, painful dental infections, tooth loss and can cause bacteria to travel through the bloodstream and compromise vital organs. Fortunately, with a proper dental routine designed for our pets periodontal disease, in most cases is preventable.

Call today and book a dental exam with one of our technicians. They will check out your furry friend’s teeth, recommend a dental program that suits your pet’s needs, answer any questions you have, give you a demonstration on brushing and if necessary and discuss getting your pet’s teeth cleaned.

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Last updated: January 13, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our region, we are temporarily moving back to curbside service for all appointments and food and medication pick-ups. This means that no pet parents will be allowed in the building (exceptions for end-of-life appointments). Here is what you can expect during your appointment:

  • Our doors are CLOSED and pet parents are not allowed inside for pet appointments.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give us a call at 506.388.8880 to receive further instructions.
  • Face masks must be worn during ALL interactions with our staff.
  • Food and medication pickup will be curbside.
  • Continue the use of credit and debit cards as the preferred payment method.

  • OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    - Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
    - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    - Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    - Sunday: CLOSED

     

    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.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at VetCare Pet Hospital