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.
Nearly 85 percent of dogs ages 3 and older have symptoms of dental disease. Many of those dogs will never receive any home dental care, and the condition of their teeth will worsen every year for the rest of their lives. Just like humans, dogs get tartar buildup and gum disease too. The only difference is dogs don’t brush their teeth, that’s where YOU can help. Regular teeth brushing, and annual dental cleanings help prevent severe dental disease which can lead to other serious health issues such as chronic pain, infections, heart, liver and kidney disease.
What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?
We offer the following procedures:
Routine Dental Prophylaxis
Digital Dental Radiographs
Extractions, including Surgical Extractions
Endodontics (Root Canals)
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Oral Cancer Surgery
Retained Deciduous Tooth Extraction
Gingivectomy for Gingival Hyperplasia
Complimentary Teeth Brushing/Home Care Consultation with our technicians.
How often should you brush your dog’s teeth? What can you do if you can’t brush?
Ultimately, you need to brush your dog’s teeth every day, but realistically, you’re better than most pet owners if you can brush them once or twice a week. Frequent brushing gets your dog used to the brushing routine and to the idea of having his/her mouth handled by you. Regular inspection of your pet’s mouth will also alert you to problems earlier.
There are numerous home care products available that claim to help keep your pet’s mouth clean. The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) evaluates and will grant products the VOHC seal when the product performs to reduce plaque and or tarter. Look for this seal when choosing a product or consult one of our team. Barring any special diet restrictions, dental food is often a great option to help your pet with daily dental care.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Good dental care, both at home and from a professional, is a big part of keeping your dog healthy. With some patience and dedication, it can easily become a part of your lifestyle. The consequences of leaving dental disease untreated include:
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.
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
Our "closed waiting room" policy will continue with 1 client being able to enter the hospital per appointment. Upon arrival, please call the hospital at 204-269-8162 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.
Once your appointment is done, please feel free to wait in the exam room or you may return back to your vehicle.
Please bring a mask/facewear to your appointment.
You will be asked to sanitize your hands with our automatic dispenser upon entering the hospital.
If you would prefer a contact free visit, please email us at email@example.com and we will email you an appointment questionnaire prior to your appointment. Upon arrival, please call the hospital at 204-269-8162 and one of our team members will come to get your pet. The veterinarian will call you after the examination.
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".
**If you have ANY of the following : fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath, please do NOT come to your appointment **
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
Pet boarding is open as of June 15. Please call us at 204-261-5928 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations.
Daycare has reopened Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Book your play date today!
Closed waiting room still in place for all services. Please call 204-261-5928 upon arrival and one of our team members will be out to get your pet.
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