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How to Brush Your Pets’ Teeth

Tooth brushing is best taught early on in a puppy and kitten’s life, but it can also be taught to adult and older animals, with patience, consistency, and lots of rewards!

Here’s what tooth brushing can look like with your dog and cat:

 

Did you know that frequent teeth brushing, good chewing habits, proper diet, and annual professional oral examinations all play a crucial role in keeping your pet’s oral hygiene under check?

When teeth are not tended to, tartar builds up over time leading to inflammation of the gums. In the later stages of dental disease, infection develops, teeth become loose from bone loss, and lengthy procedures involving tooth extractions are required.

Contact us to make an appointment for a dental exam today!

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How to Brush Your Pets' Teeth

Tooth brushing is best taught early on in a puppy and kitten’s life, but it can also be taught to adult and older animals, with patience, consistency, and lots of rewards!

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Last updated: March 1, 2022

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

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.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Bow River Veterinary Centre