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.

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Dental Care for Dogs

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)
  • Restorations
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental Surgeries
  • 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:

  • Oral pain and infection
  • Loss of teeth
  • Potential infection of major body organs
  • Diminished quality of life

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How to help injured and orphaned wild animals

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: September 09, 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 - 7:00 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