We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following policies are up-to-date as of Tuesday April 7, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Please call 204-269-8162 when you arrive for your appointment or ring the doorbell, and one of our staff members will meet you at the hospital entrance to admit your pet for their exam. Once the veterinarian has finished the exam, we will call to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept 2 routine appointments per day, per doctor, but priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
3. The hospital is still OPEN with the following hours: Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday to Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday CLOSED
The boarding and grooming building is CLOSED until further notice.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice physical distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital