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 Care for Dogs

Dental disease in dogs is often missed or put off but should be addressed to keep your dog happy and healthy. We all want to get the happy, non-smelly kisses. Make sure that you routinely have a look into your dog’s mouth to see what may be going on. Concerns range from smell, redness, right through to oozing and loose teeth. The mouth can be uncomfortable when it has issues and taking care of it will make your dog feel better.

What types of canine dental care services are offered at your clinic?

We are able to offer dental care here to help your dog. We offer dental cleanings (with scaling and polishing), removal of loose teeth and teeth with root exposure and general maintenance. All this is done under a general anesthetic. When your dog is asleep we can check all the areas in the mouth, ultrasonically scale the teeth and polish them up. We are able to locally block any problem areas where teeth may be removed to cut down on discomfort. We are also able to offer a referral to a board-certified dental surgeon if your dog’s needs are greater or their dental x-rays are warranted. They are local and work well with us in your dog’s care.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?

It would be great to brush your dog’s teeth as often as you are able to brush yours! It reduces bacteria and debris, which in turn slows down the build-up of plaque and tartar. Thus, the more frequently that you can brush your dog’s teeth the better for its overall health.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Oral and dental health are very important to help avoid other health concerns. The mouth carries a lot of bacteria and with poor hygiene, the bacteria is able to travel from the mouth to the rest of your dog. It can easily lead to other health concerns. We all want happy kisses from our dog and a clean mouth is better for this.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect our clients, our team and work hard to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care for our patients.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

• Currently, we are operating a “closed waiting room” clinic to protect our clients and staff. We ask you to stay in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call our front desk at 519-893-1360 once you have arrived. For scheduled appointments we will take a history over the phone or we ask that you email us any concerns prior to the appointment. A technician will meet you outside the doors to bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call to discuss our recommended treatment plan and take payment over the phone. A technician will then meet you outside the door to hand off any take home medications and return your pet.

• We are OPEN during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
Sunday: Closed

We are running with limited staff in order to be able to continue to be open, so please be patience.

• We can now see all cases by appointment only.

• If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with issues at their ends and are attempting to provide orders as soon as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order - our staff will meet you outside the door with your items. We are asking that all food and medications are pre-paid at the time of ordering it. If your food is not prepaid, we unfortunately cannot hold it for you for longer than 1 day at this time. If you are paying Debit we will be allowing one client at a time to enter the clinic to pay. We have stopped taking cash payments for the time being.

We do have an online store available for purchasing food 24/7. Go to our website manitouanimalhospital.com and click “online store” to sign up.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

• Following the recommendations of our government and human medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs and have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience in these matters. Please stay healthy and 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.

Thank you,

The Manitou Animal Hospital Team