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.

Dental Disease is a Real and Serious Issue

Dentistry for pets? If you had asked my grandparents they would have thought it was a scam. But back then dogs and cats lived outside, ate bones and left overs, worked and hunted and if they did live until old age it was often without all their teeth.

Times have changed. Many dogs look a whole lot different than the large shepherd/collie cross farm dog of years gone by. Our little Yorkies and Chihuahuas are a long way from their wolf-like ancestors. Our purebred cats and indoor “couch-potatoes” have dental problems that the hunters of the past never dreamed of. Dental disease is a real and serious issue.

Today, many of our pets have dental disease by the time they are two years old. Cute, smaller faces mean less room for teeth. Crowding and rotation in the mouth makes our modern pets more prone to gummy tartar and hard calculus. And what we see on the surface is only a part of the problem. Think of our pet’s teeth like an iceberg. Long roots are hidden below the gum, and this bacterial ridden plaque tracks infection well below where we can visually see it. This is why dental radiographs are crucial for every pet.

Please have your pet’s teeth checked frequently for signs of dental disease and have a dental prophylaxis done if needed. You will both be happy you did!

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


#. 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 Westbridge Veterinary Hospital