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.
Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
A dental procedure involves ultrasonic scaling and polishing of tartar from your cat’s teeth while under general aesthetic.
What are the signs of dental problems in cats?
Signs of dental disease that you may see in your cat are:
• Accumulation of tartar on teeth • Decrease in appetite • Problems chewing food • Dropping food • Increased salivation • Chewing on one side of the mouth • Inflamed gums • Painful face • Bad breath • Swollen face
Even if your cat doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year.
Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?
Some breeds of cats are more commonly affected, but all cats can have dental disease.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Feline tooth resorption is when the body starts to absorb the tooth back.
Schedule your pet’s dental exam today! We can also show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and recommend foods and treats that will help combat plaque and tartar buildup.
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
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 are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5. 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 Alouette Animal Hospital
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