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.

Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?

Bad breath isn’t just unpleasant – it can be unhealthy. Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper dental may show signs of dental disease by the age of 3.What is dental disease?

Dental disease is a result of bacterial infection of the structures that support the teeth. While this is going on, your pet is fighting a constant battle with bacteria in the mouth. Plaque builds up on your pet’s teeth. Bacteria in the plaque leads to gum inflammation. The inflamed gums allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, bacteria travel throughout the body where they can negatively impact vital organs like the heart, liver and kidneys.

10 Warning Signs of Dental Disease in Pets include

  1. Bad breath
  2. Plaque or tartar buildup (yellow or brown crust on teeth)
  3. Red, bleeding, and/or swollen gums
  4. Fractured and/or loose teeth
  5. Excessive drooling
  6. Pawing at face
  7. Difficulty chewing/trouble eating
  8. Loss of appetite
  9. Mouth is sensitive to touch
  10. Lost interest in chew toys and/or treats

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If you notice any of the signs mentioned above, your pet may be suffering from dental disease and its time for a dental exam.

A thorough dental cleaning includes removal of plaque and tartar and allows an examination of all teeth and surrounding tissue.  We use general anesthesia to keep your pet free of discomfort.

Regular teeth brushing is the best home care.  Dental diets such as Hills T/D (tooth diet) or Royal Canin dental diet can be great alternatives if you are unable to brush.  Ask us about home dental options that fit your lifestyle.

Good dental care can help your pet live up to 20% longer!  Talk to one of our team members about dental care today.  Please call 204-269-8162

 DENTAL PROMO FOR FEBRUARY & MARCH 2017

10% off dental cleanings, dental pet foods and dental home care products.

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Below are a few suggestions should you come across injured or orphaned wildlife.  First, you need to determine if the wild animal is indeed injured or abandoned without putting yourself in harm’s way. Try not to have too much contact with the animal or to disturb the surroundings. If you are unsure, it is best that you leave it be and call a wildlife specialist to notify them about the animal and its location. Certain animals like rabbits and deer often leave their young alone for long periods throughout the day. If it appears healthy and well, do not disturb the animal. 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.

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 - Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

5. PET BOARDING & GROOMING

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital