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.
Oral disease is a common, yet avoidable problem for dogs. It can lead to bad breath, swollen and painful gums, rotting or fractured teeth, and overall mouth pain. These problems can cause more significant issues such as changes in appetite, attitude, oral abscesses, and more.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?
We use dental x-rays to assess tooth root structure below the gum line to rule out abscess, absorptive lesions, and retained roots. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque build-up.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
It is recommended that you brush your dog’s teeth 3 times per week, with a specific canine toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Why is oral and dental health important?
If your dog has a sore mouth, it is likely that they are not able to eat correctly, and sometimes may not eat at all. Oral and dental health is essential for day to day function. The healthier the teeth mean less risk of eroding gums, tooth decay and pain.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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, heartworm testing, 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
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.
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 Spryfield Animal Hospital