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.

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Dental Care for Dogs

Dental disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in dogs and cats. In most cases, it is also one of the most preventable diseases. Maintaining optimum oral health aids in tooth retention ensures the ability to continue good nutrition throughout life which contributes greatly to overall health and well-being. Just as in the human dental field, companion animal dental hygiene requires attention to diet and daily care.

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


Our veterinary dental care includes routine dental exams, dental cleaning and polishing under a general anesthetic, digital dental x-rays and dental surgery.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?


Ideally, we recommend daily brushing. However, we realize this is not always possible depending on your lifestyle and your dog’s temperament. In addition to regular brushing, there are other products available such as dental diets, dental treats, mouth sprays and water additives that help slow down or stop the progression of dental disease. It is essential to start brushing your dog’s when they are a puppy to increase your chances of success.

Why is oral and dental health important?


Good oral hygiene is an essential part of your dog’s overall health. Maintaining your dog’s oral can reduce your dog’s risk of developing oral infections, bone loss, tooth root abscesses and systemic diseases that affect the heart and kidneys.

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Last updated: September 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are still providing the same excellent patient care that we always have, but with some changes 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

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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Note: After-hour emergency services are available for regular equine patients only. All other patients with after-hours emergencies, please contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre at (204) 452-0911.


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 Oakbank Animal Hospital