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Dental Care Services for Pets

Dental care is a part of your pet’s health care that shouldn’t be neglected. It’s important your pet gets the proper care to ensure their oral and dental hygiene are taken care of. Aside from having a dental routine at home, you should be scheduling regular dental visits for your pet. If your pet is due for a visit, please contact us at 403.934.3311 to make an appointment.

Why are dental visits important?

Your pet’s dental health can impact their overall health. Preventable conditions like periodontal (gum) disease can cause unnecessary pain and discomfort for your furry friend. By having regular checkups, just like when you go to the dentist, we’re able to remove any tartar (combination of bacteria and plaque buildup) that could cause gum and tooth damage. As a part of their wellness checks, we can assess their dental health and create a course of action if necessary.

What happens during the visit?

During your pet’s wellness examination, they’re thoroughly checked for proper bite, signs of jaw injury, abscesses, fractured teeth, enamel damage, tartar and calculus buildup. Before your pet undergoes any dental treatments, like teeth cleanings, your furry friend is placed under general anesthesia and given intravenous fluids. To ensure your pet’s safety, a precaution we take before they go under general anesthesia is doing a physical exam and analyzing blood samples. This helps us determine how your pet’s body will react to this medicine.

How do you ensure my pet is safe during a dental procedure?

During any dental procedure, a veterinarian and veterinary technician attend to your pet to provide the highest standard of care. Your pet’s blood pressure, oxygen, CO2 levels, temperature and heart rate are continuously monitored. Also, we prioritize your pet’s comfort by keeping them warm as well as administer analgesic (pain relieving) and nerve block medications. X-rays used to assess your pet’s oral health also have limited exposure to radiation.

Last updated: September 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, 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 us. 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    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.

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

    - The team at Strathmore Veterinary Clinic