Dental Care Services for Pets

Dental (periodontal) disease is common in our furry friends. Over 85% of pets 3 years and older will be diagnosed with dental disease in their lifetime. Our veterinary team can prevent this with regular oral checkups and dental cleanings. Our team can develop a treatment and prevention plan to allow your pet to have a pain and infection free mouth. A healthy mouth is a healthy body!

What signs should I look out for?

Dental disease is a serious infection that can cause issues in other parts of your pet’s body, including their kidneys, heart and liver. If your pet has dental disease, you might notice:

  • Bad breath
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pawing at mouth
  • Difficulty chewing

    What treatment is available for dental disease?

    We’ll perform a comprehensive oral health treatment procedure, which includes a surgery for dental scaling, cleaning and polishing performed either by two technologists or a technologist and veterinary assistant. Before the procedure, your pet might need to undergo pre-anesthesia testing and fast for 8 hours. We’ll perform a full oral exam and X-rays, which includes scaling (tartar removal) with an ultrasonic scaler, checking the surface of all teeth for gingival pockets and polishing them.

    Can dental disease be prevented?

    The best way to prevent dental disease is to ensure your pet’s teeth are cleaned regularly. This means brushing their teeth every day. Using dental diets, sprays, sealers, water additives and dental chews are also helpful. Regular dental appointments are another important component of your pet maintaining good oral health. If your pet is due for a cleaning, please contact us at 902.865.6400.

  • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

    Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

    We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

    We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

    Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


    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 Sackville Animal Hospital