We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.


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.


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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-727-9449. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will call you after the examination and update you on their findings and recommend a treatment plan, if needed. We ask that you pay over the phone with a credit card for your examination and necessary food and medications. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet and prescriptions, if needed.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN, but please call the clinic for updated hours.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic