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It Doesn’t Stop There! What To Do After a Dental

Your pet is home fresh from a dental cleaning and is sporting some pearly whites. Within 24 hrs of dental cleaning, plaque can start accumulating and this is what we need to avoid. The good news is there are a lot of things you can do to keep your pet’s teeth clean. Just because their teeth are clean now doesn’t mean it stops there!

Here are four ways to keep your pet’s teeth looking great that can be both fun and convenient for you and your pet:

Brushing Teeth
For most dogs and cats this can be a scary process at first. It’s important to start slowly and always make it a positive experience. Have patience because teeth brushing can take up to weeks or even months to get used to. It’s definitely worth it for your pet and their health. Ideally your pet’s teeth should be brushed daily. There are a variety of pet specific brushes and yummy toothpastes available as human toothpastes can be harmful. You can pick up these different products at your veterinarian.

Dental Diets
There are dental diets for both cats and dogs. They help to remove tartar off the teeth as the
kibble is chewed. These diets can be fed as a main diet or as a replacement of their regular
treats.

Dental Chews and Treats
What could be easier than giving your dog a dental chew? It's a treat; a positive activity and teeth cleaning all in one. Oh and they will love you for it! There are many different chews and treats available in case your dog is picky. Cats do not have the same variety as dogs because they typically do not like to chew, but there are lots of different treats for them as well.

Water Additives
There is also a nifty water additive! You add some of the dental cleaning solution to your pet’s water bowl and as they drink it helps prevent plaque from accumulating on their teeth!
No plaque = No tartar.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning July 2, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.


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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Avon Animal Hospital