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Dental Care Services for Pets

You wouldn’t go months without cleaning your teeth. In the same way, your pets shouldn’t endure that kind of treatment. Without proper dental care pets can experience great discomfort and pain which may lead to various illnesses. To protect your pets from periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay, you should practice good oral hygiene at home and bring them in for dental cleanings once every year.

What is periodontal disease?

Each time your pet eats, bacteria is left behind in their mouth. When the bacteria combines with saliva it forms a sticky film known as plaque over your loyal companion’s teeth. If their teeth aren’t brushed regularly, the bacteria multiplies. To fight the bacteria, enzymes are released but they affect the gum tissue. At this stage your cherished pet is in constant pain. This results in inflamed or bleeding gums and possible tooth loss.

What are signs of dental problems in pets?

Signs of periodontal disease are usually visible especially if the problems are advanced. By regularly brushing your pet’s teeth and checking their mouths you are able to spot any problems they may be experiencing. Some signs of dental problems to look out for in your pet are:

  • Loose teeth
  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar)
  • Bad breath
  • Bloody saliva
  • Red or bleeding gums
  • Chewing on one side
  • Bumps or lumps in their mouth

    These signs are very telling and your pet may be experiencing pain. To schedule an appointment for your pet call us at 403.936.4571.

    How can I improve my pet’s oral health?

    1. Brush their teeth regularly. It will definitely be challenging at first, but once it becomes routine it’ll be easier. Our team will demonstrate the proper technique to follow when brushing your furry friend’s teeth. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a pet toothpaste and toothbrush for your pet’s dental care. Never use a human toothbrush or toothpaste as it will damage their mouth.
    2. Give your pet toys that are soft on their teeth. Hard toys such as tennis balls, cow hooves and real bones are too hard for them to chew on.
    3. Give your pet treats or supplements that clean their teeth as they chew. Ask our veterinarians to recommend treats that will improve their oral health.

  • Last updated: Sept 17, 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

  • 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    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 Langdon Veterinary Clinic