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Dentistry

Do you shy away from kisses and close cuddles with your furry friend due to bad breath?

Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your animal companion needs dental care. Without adequate attention, your pet’s mouth can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Over time, these bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause several other serious health problems. When left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life by compromising their immune system and leading to complications. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.

The professional dentistry services at Acadia Veterinary Clinic are designed to provide all the care and attention needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We offer both routine and preventative care to keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. Whether you’re stopping in for an annual dental exam and cleaning, or your pet needs a tooth extracted, we’ve got you covered. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety.

Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food
  • Sudden disinterest in chew toys
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen or painful face
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

If your pet is exhibiting any of these things, it’s time to schedule an exam. We can determine what the problem is and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your companion.

In addition to our professional dental care, we’ll also work closely with you to ensure that your pet’s teeth stay healthy and clean year-round. In between annual cleanings, it’s important that you’re brushing your companion’s teeth regularly. We recommend doing this at least three times a week, if not daily. Our experienced staff would be happy to offer demonstrations of the proper technique.

If brushing isn’t an option, you’re not alone. Many our clients report that it is difficult and sometimes impossible to brush their pet’s teeth. However; this doesn’t mean that your pet’s teeth can’t be maintained. We carry many forms of dental health products including dental chews, water additives, and specially formulated dental kibble that can work in place of brushing to prevent tartar build-up.

You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your animal family member once again. The comprehensive dental services at Acadia Veterinary Clinic & Pet Rehab Centre can help get you there!

Retained Deciduous Teeth
Puppies and kittens lose their baby teeth at around 6 weeks of age. These baby teeth, also known as deciduous teeth, are replaced by stronger, permanent adult teeth. It is not uncommon, however, for one or more of these baby teeth to remain even after the adult replacements should have grown in. This condition, known as retained deciduous baby teeth, typically results in the permanent tooth erupting at an abnormal angle, which can cause crowding and discomfort. To address this, we offer professional extraction as part of our comprehensive dental services. This service can also be performed at the time of your pet’s spay or neuter, depending on the position of the teeth and how much crowding is involved.

#4-3421 8th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
t: (306) 477-1222
f: (306) 477-1223

Clinic Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-3:00pm

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