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Dental Care Services for Pets

Keeping your pet’s pearly whites in good shape isn’t just about looks, it’s also crucial for their overall well-being. What seems to be a minor toothache or harmless doggy breath can be signs of serious conditions like periodontal disease. This is why pets need regular dental exams and cleanings – at least once per year – and more so depending on their age and any pre-existing diagnoses. With our help, taking care of your pet’s dental health has never been easier. Call us at 204.261.7376 for more details on the services and support we provide.

Do pets really need to go to the dentist?

Absolutely! Just like us, your pet’s teeth go through a lot each day – they chew all types of food, pick up branches, toys, and other types of objects. In fact, your pet’s teeth go through more wear and tear than your own. It’s important that you take your pet to veterinary teams like ours for their exams and cleanings. Be wary of service providers that offer “cosmetic cleanings” or “anesthesia-free” cleanings. These can be dangerous. They only clean the surface of your pet’s teeth, ignoring areas beneath the gum line. Your pet’s teeth may look clean on the surface, but serious infections, plaque, and more can lie beneath.

What are signs my dog or cat’s teeth are unhealthy?

One of the early signs of gum disease and other dental health problems is bad breath. That’s right! This is actually not normal and is a sign you should take your pet to see their doctor right away. Other warning symptoms you should watch out for are:

  • Red/swollen/bleeding gums
  • Blood in their food or water bowls
  • Excessive drooling
  • Loose teeth or teeth falling out
  • Yellow or brown teeth
  • Aggression or irritability

  • Last updated: October 18, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Based on the current provincial 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

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

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

    - Your dedicated team at St. Norbert Animal Hospital