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.
Dental care in cats involves both oral hygiene involving brushing the teeth as well as dental care diets which help prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar. Once plaque and tartar have formed, it must be removed under anesthesia and then the teeth are polished to prevent adherence of more plaque. After that, it is important to continue oral care and dental diets, otherwise, plaque and tartar will quickly reform. The possible sequelae of plaque and tartar are gum disease and potentially feline cavities called FORL.
Dental cleaning involves general anesthesia, the scaling and polishing of the teeth; exploration of any pockets in the gums and x-rays to ensure that there are no cavities or infected roots or teeth that have lost enough gum support that they should be removed. If teeth need to be removed, then the extraction sites are sutured. Pain medications are provided for several days along with a soft diet if there need to be extractions.
What are signs of dental problems in cats?
Dental problems can present as bad breath, trouble eating, eating on one side or complete appetite loss.
Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?
Purebred cats seem to be susceptible to dental disease than others and especially at a younger age.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Feline tooth resorption is the process whereby the enamel can dissolve due to the accumulation of plaque and tartar and particular bacteria on the cat’s tooth. They are very painful lesions as the loss of enamel exposes the pulp cavity of the tooth which is very painful.
We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients.
We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
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".
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 continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital