We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Dental health is just as important for your dog as it is for the rest of your family. Unfortunately, it is an aspect of pet care that often gets forgotten but staying on top of your dog’s dental health can prevent other life-threatening health issues, including the liver, kidneys and heart problems. At our clinic, we provide a full range of dental services and products, to help your pet live a long, healthy life.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your clinic?
At our clinic, we offer routine dental cleaning and polishing, extractions, gingival hyperplasia and have access to digital x-ray. Digital x-ray helps us see under the gum line and check the health of the tooth and root. This way we don’t extract teeth unnecessarily.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
Plaque takes 24 hours to turn into calculus, therefore at least once daily brushing for maximum effectiveness. Start young, be consistent, and make it as positive an experience as you can while still completing the task on your terms.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Dental and oral health is a vital part of caring for your dog. Poor dental care doesn’t just affect their mouths; the bacteria generated by dental disease could eventually enter your dog’s bloodstream and potentially damage their heart, liver or kidneys. This is why it’s imperative we take good care of Fido’s teeth and mouth.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
Last updated: Monday, May 25, 2020
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We can now see all cases by appointment only
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic