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Dental Care Services for Pets

Dental care in pets should be a regular part of the daily care you give them. Contrary to popular belief it is not normal for your furry friend to have bad breath as it is a sign of dental disease. It is important that along with daily brushings at home, your pet have their teeth professionally cleaned once a year. Here at Fredericton Animal Hospital our dental cleanings remove plaque deposits and tartar which is left behind after brushing. Almost 80% of adult pets suffer from cavities, gum disease, periodontitis and tooth loss when they don’t receive dental care from a professional.

What are signs of dental problems in my pet?

Regular signs of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Bloody saliva
  • Excessive drooling
  • Chewing on one side
  • Tartar (yellow or brown buildup)
  • Blood on chew toy
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bumps or lumps in their mouth

    How can I care for my pet’s oral health?

    1. Take your pet in for their annual oral exams. A professional cleaning will keep your furry friend’s pearly whites sparkling. To schedule an appointment for your furry friend call 506.455.1700.
    2. Provide toys and treats that are safe for their teeth. Many owners are not aware that branches, ribs or other bones, cow hooves or tennis balls are too hard and can cause tooth damage. Instead you should look for toys that are soft to chew like rawhide or knuckle bones. You should also look for toys or foods that are “VOHC- approved” as these products clean the teeth and gums according to guidelines set by the Veterinary Oral Council.
    3. Brush their teeth regularly. This can be very difficult with some pets – especially cats – but once it becomes a routine practice it gets easier. You should use a brush and paste designed for your pet. There are many flavoured pet toothpastes safe for your pet to swallow.
    4. Examine their mouths regularly. By doing this you are more likely to spot dental issues before they become serious problems.

  • Last updated: October 20, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.
  • 3. CANCELLATION POLICY

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.

    4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

    5. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital