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Dental Care Services for Pets

Everyone knows the value of tooth brushing. Dental disease and infection not only affects your pet’s mouth, causing pain, discomfort and loss of appetite, it can also have a negative effect on their heart, lungs and other vital organs. Here at Simcoe Animal Hospital, we offer everything from preventative strategies, to treatment of dental issues. To learn more about dental health we recommend that you please click here. Call us at 519.426.0111 for more details on our dental services for pets.

What is periodontal disease in pets?

Periodontal disease is no fun for your pet. It causes the infection and inflammation of the tissues around your pet’s teeth. The good news is with a proper dental hygiene routine (and regular check-ups) periodontal disease can be prevented, and if your pet develops it, the effects can be minimized. That being said, the condition cannot be reversed. This is why it is important to stay on top of your pet’s dental care.

What are the signs of periodontal disease?

If you see any of the following signs please contact us immediately for a dental assessment, so we can start the best treatment plan for your pet.

  • Bad Breath
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Subdued Behaviour
  • Tooth Loss
  • Pawing at Mouth
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Change of Eating Habits

    How often should I brush my pet’s teeth?

    The best-case scenario is you are brushing your pet’s teeth daily. This is truly not as difficult as you might imagine! During a routine dental consultation at the hospital, one of our experienced Registered Veterinary Technicians will be happy to guide you through the process of introducing your pet to teeth brushing.

  • Last updated: September 8, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store"
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Simcoe Animal Hospital