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.

Cat Dental Care

Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed health concern in our pets. At Companion Animal Hospital, we are equipped to offer you and your pet a wide range of dental care services.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?

Let’s begin with an awake oral exam. It will allow the vet to provide more information to our technicians, who will put together a detailed estimate for you. Once under anesthetic, we perform full mouth radiographs to ensure that your cat’s roots are in good condition. Next, each tooth is graded based on tartar, pocket and gingival health. Based on this assessment, the vet will determine which teeth can stay and which teeth need to go!

Trained veterinarians do extractions after local blocks are done. After extractions are completed, it’s time to clean! Our surgery team will scale and polish every remaining tooth. Rinse with an oral antiseptic. Upon recovery, we trim nails, give post-op pain management and move them into a warm, dry kennel.

What are the signs of dental problems in cats?

Bad breath, pawing at the face, teeth chattering, and disinterest in eating can all be signs of oral discomfort.

Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?

Brachycephalic breeds, such a Persians and Himalayans, are more susceptible to dental disease due to the construction of their face.

What is feline tooth resorption?

Tooth resorption is the erosion of dentin. This condition is irreversible, and the treatment is extraction of the tooth.

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Last updated: September 21, 2020.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning July 20, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

OPERATING HOURS

Beginning on Monday, September 21, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital