Dental Month

resized_150x153_toothFebruary has been declared “Veterinary Dental Care Month” across Canada. Dental care is essential in preventing infection of the gums and teeth, which could ultimately spread through the blood stream causing disease throughout the body. It is estimated that by the age of 3 greater than 60% of dogs and cats suffer from some degree of dental disease.

The most common dental disease is periodontal disease. This is caused by bacteria being carried up under the gumline by plaque and tartar accumulation, which eventually causes infection around the roots of the teeth (abscesses). Be aware that pets may not show outward signs of pain associated with infections of the teeth, or may only seem less active or less affectionate.

dental_examIn order to remove tartar from under the gumline a general anesthetic is required, as dogs and cats will not tolerate teeth cleaning likedental_exam.jpg human beings do. In support of Veterinary Dental Care Month, and recognizing the importance of dental care, we are reducing the fee for a complete dental cleaning procedure including pre-anesthetic bloodwork during the month of February.

If you suspect your pet may be suffering from periodontal disease please do not hesitate to contact the hospital to arrange a dental consultation with one of our veterinarians.

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Mcgilvray Veterinary Hospital provides the ideal mix of modern veterinary medical expertise and personalized service.

Whether your pet is due for a routine wellness exam or requires extensive care for illness or injury.

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Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:00pm

*Monday - Friday out of office 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Our Services

• Vaccines
• Anesthesia
• Behavioral Counseling
• Boarding
• Dentistry
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Dietary Counseling
• and many more...

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