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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Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis

Gingivitis: a medical term referring to inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis is associated with poor oral hygiene and is the inflammatory reaction to bacteria introduced by plaque biofilm. Left unchecked, a bacterial infection of the gingiva can lead to bone loss around the tooth (periodontal disease).

Stomatitis: refers to general inflammation of all the mucus membranes in the mouth. Stomatitis is most likely caused by an over-reaction response in the body to the bacterial biofilm. It can involve the gums, tongue, inner surface of the lips, and the roof and sides of the mouth. Chronic gingivitis, accompanied by stomatitis, is a problem that affects cats of any age and breed. The disease is chronic with intermittent flare-ups and fails to respond to a variety of therapeutic treatments permanently.

Presenting signs include drooling, bad breath, difficulty swallowing, not wanting to eat and weight loss.

Treatment is symptomatic and seldom completely successful. Teeth cleaning, debridement of necrotic tissues and extraction of loose teeth are the first, important steps. Antibiotics can temporarily provide relief.

Most cats have an excellent response to the extraction of all premolar and molar teeth in which they can leave healthy and painless lives.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 204.269.8162.

Written by: Ada, RVT

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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: October 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the current rapid increase in positive Covid-19 cases, we will be reverting to our "closed waiting room" policy effective October 15.  Clients will no longer be allowed inside our hospital.

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. If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation. 

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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

4. PET BOARDING & GROOMING

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. With your cooperation, our team can continue to provide outstanding care to our cherished patients, without compromising the safety of our staff and clients. Any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital