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.
Oral disease is a common, yet avoidable problem for cats. It can lead to bad breath, swollen and painful gums, rotting or fractured teeth and overall mouth pain. These problems can cause bigger problems as well such as changes in appetite and attitude, oral abscesses and more. PetFocus Bedford South can provide a wide range of oral health care measures to help your cat continue to feel his/her best.
Like humans a dental cleaning includes scaling and polishing the tooth surfaces and a full oral exam. The difference is animals require a general anesthetic for a thorough cleaning.
What are signs of dental problems in cats?
Some common signs of dental problems in cats are facial swelling, disinterest in hard kibble or food at all, drooling, bad breath, holding the mouth open, tongue flicking or acting ill altogether.
Are some breeds more susceptible than others?
Any and all cats can have dental issues. Feeding a hard kibble along with canned wet food can help keep these problems at bay.
What is feline tooth resorption?
FORL’s or Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions as they are called can affect all cats. This is a resorption of the tooth root that is very painful to the cat and requires surgical removal of the tooth before infection sets in, or the tooth fractures or breaks off.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: Closed
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at PetFocus Veterinary Hospital - Bedford South