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Dental Care Services for Pets

At West Brant Animal Hospital, we are committed to working with you to keep your pet’s teeth, mouth and gums as healthy as possible. As you may already know, even the most minor problems in your pet’s dental health can cause discomfort, pain and lead to more serious medical issues in other parts of their bodies. Please contact our team with any questions you may have about your furry friend’s dental well-being and to schedule your next appointment.

Why is it important to care for my cat’s/dog’s/pet’s teeth?

Like humans, our furry friends need to have constant dental care. In fact, dental health issues are some of the most common and significant problems for companion animals all over the world. It’s an often overlooked aspect of pet care. Fortunately, most of the problems that pets can develop are easily preventable with proper at-home and in-clinic care. Plaque, gingivitis and periodontitis are some of the dental health problems that pets can develop if their teeth are neglected.

How can I prevent plaque, tartar and other dental problems in my dog/cat/pet?

The best course of action is to start and maintain a dental hygiene routine. We recommend that you brush your pet’s teeth once a day (twice per day is the ideal). It may be challenging at first, but once your pet becomes used to it, toothbrushing will become another normal part of their daily life. They may even begin to enjoy and look forward to it. Please remember to use brushed and toothpaste specifically designed for pets, as those for humans can be harmful to them. In addition, you can give your pet certified treats with ingredients designed to improve their oral health. Although they enjoy playing with them, you should also avoid certain toys, treats and objects that can damage your pet’s teeth. These include:

  • Real bones
  • Cow hooves
  • Pig’s ears
  • Tennis balls

What kind of dental services do you offer for dogs/cats/pets?

At West Brant Animal Hospital, we provide a wide variety of dental care treatments for your loyal companion. We recommend that pets get a complete dental exam and cleaning at least once per year. Please reach out to our team via phone for details on our current service rates. Below is a list of some of the therapies we provide for our patients:

  • Full dental examination
  • Dental cleaning
  • Dental X-rays
  • Tartar/plaque removal
  • Teeth extractions
  • Prescription medications and pain relievers


Last updated: March 2, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

5. 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 West Brant Animal Hospital