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.
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.
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
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. 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 Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Acadia Drive Animal Clinic