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Dental Care Services for Pets

Dental care is a crucial part of our health as humans and the same is true for our furry family members. Without proper dental care, pets can develop serious problems, like diseases and infections. Just like humans need to schedule regular visits to the dentists, pets should be scheduled to see our veterinary team for a dental exam at least once a year. We might need to perform them more regularly depending on your pet’s health or age.

What happens at my pet’s dental exam?

At your pet’s dental exam, we’ll examine their teeth and gums to assess their health and clean their teeth while they’re under anesthesia. The anesthesia makes sure your pet stays still during the procedures and allows them to experience as little pain as possible. We evaluate their dental health to determine early signs of diseases and remedy any issues. We might perform X-rays to get a better picture of their jaw and gum line to determine potential diseases. We’ll also thoroughly clean your pet’s teeth to remove build ups of plaque, tartar and finish with a polishing.

What are signs my pet has poor dental health?

Depending on the specific dental issue, your pet might exhibit different symptoms. Generally, you can look out for the following:

  • Constant drooling
  • Difficulty chewing or keeping food in their mouth
  • Changes in appetite, including eating less or refusing food all together
  • Smelly breath
  • Swollen mouth or flinching when you try to touch their face
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Bleeding in their mouth

    What is the most common dental issue for furry friends?

    Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases for furry family members. It’s a disease that causes inflammation in the tissues around their teeth. It can create damage to the jawbone as well as tissues in the mouth. This inflammation not only creates complications with their teeth but also their kidney, liver and heart muscles. After a thorough dental cleaning and X-rays, our team can determine the severity of the disease as well as create the best treatment plan to deal with it. If your pet is due for their yearly dental appointment, please call us to schedule it at 403.335.3519.

  • Last updated: April 5, 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: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. 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 Didsbury Veterinary Services