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.
At Waterview Animal Hospital, we take your pets dental health very seriously. Did you know that by the age of two 8 out 10 cats have periodontal disease? That is because as pet owners we often forget to look in our pet’s mouth, and when we do what we see is often just the tip of the iceberg. Our team is trained to ensure your pets dental health examined at each yearly visit. That way we can help prevent the problems before they start.
Oral health is important as the mouth is the window to the rest of the body. There is a lot of bacteria in your pet’s mouth, which could eventually lead to tartar build up. This creates a pocket between their gums and their tooth which provides bacteria with a direct route to the bloodstream. When your cat has a dental cleaning done it is very similar to how your teeth are cleaned, except cats need to go under anesthetic to have the procedure done. Large tartar is removed, and then the teeth are cleaned and polished. All teeth are then graphed with the Doctor and examined for disease.
What are the signs of dental problems in cats?
Signs and symptoms of dental problems include drooling, pawing at the mouth, difficulty eating, redness around the gums or bleeding, and bad breath.
Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?
All breeds of cats are susceptible to dental disease, however, some purebreds do appear to be particularly predisposed. Abyssinian cats are most notoriously affected.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Feline tooth resorption is the most common cause of dental problems in cats. It occurs when the dentin (the inside, middle of the tooth) becomes destroyed, similar to a cavity in humans.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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
Our "closed waiting room" policy will continue, with 1 client allowed to enter the hospital per appointment. Upon arrival, please call the hospital at 506.622.2355 to let us know that you have arrived. We will inform you if the veterinarian is ready for your appointment. If not, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside until we are ready.
Please bring a mask/facewear to your appointment.
You will be asked to sanitize your hands with our automatic dispenser upon entering the hospital.
Credit cards and debit cards are the preferred methods of payment.
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 and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Waterview Animal Hospital