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Dental Care for Dogs

Did you know that by the age of 3, most dogs have some level of dental disease? Did you also know that dental disease is preventable with a good oral health care program that consists of things you can do at home? It’s true, and still, dental disease is the most common disease facing our pets today.

Unfortunately, dental disease means more than bad breath and an unsightly smile. If left untreated, dental or periodontal disease can also lead to organ damage when bacteria gain entry into the bloodstream.

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


Avon Animal Hospital cares about your dog’s oral health. We are happy to provide complete oral health assessments and treatments, including exams, dental radiographs, scaling and polishing (aka dental cleanings), dental extractions and a wide array of home care options including dental diets.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?


Daily brushing is the gold standard. The great news is that most dogs learn to look forward to having their teeth brushed when it is a part of their daily routine. The sooner you start, the better. Be sure to pick up that brush and paste at your first puppy visit!

Why is oral and dental health important?


Dental health is vital in the prevention of oral disease, which can affect the quality of your pet’s life, cause pain and suffering and contribute to organ failure and other diseases.

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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