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Cat Dental Care

Cat Dental Care

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.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?


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.

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Last updated: January 4, 2022.

Dear Clients,

As a result of New Brunswick's plan to enter Level 2 of COVID-19 restrictions, we will proceed with the following protocol, effective immediately, until restrictions have been lifted.

We will be moving back to a curbside “Closed Waiting Room” policy, which means no clients will be permitted in the building, with exceptions. However, we will continue to offer FULL veterinary services.

If you have been contacted by Public Health or are showing symptoms of the virus, we ask that you call us to reschedule your appointment.

Procedure for surgeries and general appointments:

1. Call us at 622-2355 when you arrive in the parking lot. We will proceed in checking you in remotely.

2. When the Dr is ready to see your pet we will call your cell phone or wave at your vehicle and have you bring your pet to the main door. Please wear a mask when approaching the hospital to pass your pet to us.

3. A veterinarian will perform an examination or requested procedure inside the hospital while you wait in your vehicle, or a drop off appointment can be arranged.

4. Once the care of your animal is complete, the veterinarian will call you with their findings and devise a treatment plan.

5. Payment will be taken over the phone or in the parking lot via a portable debit machine. We are trying to limit cash use to a minimum.

6. Food and medications pick up will be curbside and payment can be accepted via e-transfer or credit card over the phone.

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

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital