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.

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Cat Dental Care

Dental disease is present in over 80% of cats over the age of 3. We encourage at-home dental care using dental diets, regular teeth brushing, water additives and safe chew toys.

All pets start out owning a full set of clean, shiny teeth but unfortunately, there are many that do not stay that way for very long. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook what’s happening inside the mouth of a dog or cat, and before you even realize there’s a problem, the dental disease has advanced to the point where tooth loss is unavoidable. Over time, debris from food mixes with saliva and oral bacteria to create an ever-thickening layer of crusty tartar, which sticks to the teeth and eventually creeps below the gum-line to erode the sockets of the teeth. Eroding sockets cause the teeth to become loose and also permits bacteria to enter an animal’s bloodstream – something that may result in serious problems elsewhere in the body.

Some pets are far more prone to develop dental disease than others. Fussy pets who prefer softer foods and refuse to chew on anything hard, plus older pets overall, are also more likely to have tartar and gum disease.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?


Dental cleaning and polishing are performed under general anesthesia. Every tooth is also x-rayed to ensure the root structures below the gum line are healthy.

What are signs of dental problems in cats?


Signs of dental disease can include facial swelling, drooling, rubbing the face and reluctance to chew food.

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Anesthesia Free Dentals: What to Know

Dental disease in pets is an important topic in veterinary medicine and is constantly evolving. We have noticed an increasing amount of interest in the concept of dental cleaning and scaling of a pets’ teeth without the use of anesthesia.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

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 - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


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 Aurora Animal Clinic