Dental Care Services for Pets

The best way to remove tartar and other buildup that could create health issues.

Routine dental care not only helps your dog or cat maintain good oral health but also overall health, since dental disease can affect other body parts. Your adult dog or cat should have routine cleanings at least once per year to remove tartar and other buildup. To book their next appointment, please contact us at 613-748-9820.

Is bad breath normal?

Unless your dog or cat just ate something strange, stinky breath isn’t normal. Having a veterinarian evaluate their teeth regularly and clean them as needed will help prevent dental disease and any related problems. It will also help to maintain your dog or cat’s overall health throughout their lifetime.

Why is dental care important?

Dental health is just as important for dogs and cats as it is for people. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and if left unchecked, it will lead to the deterioration of soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and expensive oral surgery. Bacteria can also cause serious, potentially fatal infections in your dog or cat’s kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart.

How can I care for their teeth at home?

To begin, start by familiarizing your pet with head handling and gradually opening their lips to touch their teeth. This process is especially important for cats, and it requires patience and a gentle approach to ensure your pet becomes comfortable and accustomed to the activity. For dedicated pet owners, a recommended practice involves brushing their teeth once or twice daily. This can be done by gently inserting a pet toothbrush with pet toothpaste under the upper lips and gently stroking the teeth back and forth in a circular motion. You can find instructional videos on how to perform this technique below. Regular and thorough brushing is essential to prevent the buildup of plaque, which can develop into tartar. If tartar forms, it will require scraping, as mentioned earlier.

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