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.
Maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, we recognize the importance of feline oral care and want to help you be an active part of your cat’s health. With you as the owner, we work to build positive preventative oral care habits for the long-term maintenance of your cat’s oral health. Our clinic also houses a full-service dental suite, enabling our veterinary professionals to perform full dental cleanings and dental surgeries.
At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, we offer full-service dental cleanings which include cleaning, scaling, polishing and dental radiographs. Our dental cleanings are performed under anesthesia to allow us to ensure we can fully provide proper cleaning in your cat’s mouth. During the dental cleaning, our doctors can perform dental surgeries if they are necessary.
What are signs of dental problems in cats?
Dental health issues can present in a variety of different ways. Signs your cat may be suffering from an oral health issue could include refusing to eat, having pain when eating, having inflamed and bleeding gums or having a foul odour to their mouth. If you are concerned that your cat may be suffering from one of these complications, our experienced veterinary professionals can assess your pet’s mouth with an oral exam.
What is feline tooth resorption?
One of the more common oral health complications that cats experience is feline tooth resorption. When this occurs, the root of cats’ teeth resorbs, leaving just the crowns behind. This oral health issue can be very painful for your cat and may lead to other problems such as refusal to eat. The causes of feline tooth resorption are unknown, and this problem can occur spontaneously. Thankfully our experienced dental surgeons are able to remove these teeth and restore your beloved pet to their healthy, comfortable state.
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.
1. We are currently operating a "closed door" policy to protect our clients and staff. This means that clients will not be allowed to enter the building. When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call us at 403-948-2733. Our staff will come to you to collect your animal for their appointment. If you do not have a phone, or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.
2. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
3. At this time, appointments will only be booked when medically necessary. Any non-urgent appointment requests will be temporarily postponed. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please proceed directly to McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital at 5010 – 4th Street NE, Calgary, AB and call 403-457-0911 to alert them of your arrival.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 hospital. 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, please visit our website.
5. For the time being, credit cards are the preferred payment method. Debit cannot be accepted over the phone, but is available at time of pick up if ABSOLUTELY necessary. We will not be able to accept cash.
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 virus.
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 Airdrie Animal Health Centre