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Dental Care Services for Pets

Aside from keeping their teeth looking and smelling great, dental care plays a major role in your pet’s overall health. For example, did you know that about 85% of dogs and cats over the age of one suffer from periodontal disease? This is an infection and the inflammation of tissues around their teeth. Fortunately, periodontal disease and other dental conditions can be prevented and managed with routine dental exams and cleanings. To book your pet’s next appointment, please call us at 705.742.4243.

What are the symptoms of dental problems in pets?

Please call us and schedule an appointment if you see that your dog or cat has: bleeding, bad breath, swollen gums, difficulty chewing, loose teeth, bumps in their mouth and blood on their toys/water bowls. These are all signs of dental health problems.

What types of dental services for pets are offered at your hospital?

Our team offers dental cleanings, dental radiographs, teeth extractions and more for our feline and canine patients.

What happens during a pet dental cleaning?

After being put under anesthesia, we will conduct a full exam of your pet’s teeth, mouth and gums. X-rays may be done if further analysis or if extractions are necessary. Then, we proceed with the cleaning and removal of any plaque and tartar. The cleaning ends with polishing and rinses with an antibacterial agent.

How often should I brush my dog’s/cat’s teeth?

Ideally, your pet’s teeth should be brushed every day. That might sound daunting but fear not! Our technicians will be more than happy to show you how it’s done! Important: Please DO NOT use toothpaste or toothbrushes meant for humans! Only use products designed specifically for your pet. Why? Human toothpaste contains ingredients that are toxic to your pet. Human toothbrushes may also be too abrasive for them.


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Rabies is one of the oldest and most feared viral infections of all time. Despite having a vaccine available, every year, there are 55,000 human deaths worldwide. Of the 25 human deaths from rabies in Canada, the most recent was in 2012, and all happened after exposure to bats. In Canada, there were 239 cases of animal rabies in 2017 and 183 in 2018.

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Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


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


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Champlain Animal Hospital