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 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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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 519-893-1360. 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. 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. Currently, we prefer not to take cash.
Our online store is available to have 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: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Manitou Animal Hospital Team