We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Dog having their teeth brushed

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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 204-444-3615. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital