Dental Care for Dogs

Poor dental health is a very common yet often overlooked issue for dogs. Rotten teeth can be extremely painful, as well as can lead to a large variety of other illnesses and infections. If you notice your dog has particularly bad breath, doesn’t want to eat, stops chewing its food, etc., it is crucial to have a veterinarian do a dental exam to determine if your dog requires a dental cleaning or to have any teeth extracted.

What types of canine dental care services are offered at your clinic?

We perform various dental services, including dental cleaning, full mouth dental x-rays, surgical extractions, and scaling and polishing of teeth. Please call the hospital for more information (506) 622-2355.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?

Ideally, your dog’s teeth should be brushed once a day. This isn’t always easy to do, so aiming for three times a week would be a great start! The more often you do it, the quicker you and your dog can settle into a routine. There are alternatives to brushing including enzyme enhanced rawhide chews that help keep your dog’s teeth clean.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Dental problems are very common in dogs, especially as they get older. Tartar builds on the teeth and the gums can get inflamed. Just as any person who has had a dental problem before will tell you, these issues can be extremely painful and uncomfortable, especially when trying to eat. Sometimes the teeth and gums become so painful, dogs will stop eating all together.
There is also the worry of infection in the mouth. If a tooth gets infected, it can cause an abscess, or worse, spread to the blood and become systemic. This is very dangerous and could cause the dog to become very ill, all because of one infected tooth!


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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