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.
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.
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, heartworm testing, 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. 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. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre