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 dogs. 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 dog continue to feel his/her best.
What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?
We offer dental health assessments where we can explain the signs of poor oral health, give demonstrations on how to care for your dog’s teeth and give solutions to problems that may have already started. We also offer and recommend dental cleanings and necessary dental surgery to ensure a healthy mouth.
How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?
We recommend brushing your dog’s teeth at least three times per week with an enzymatic canine toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Oral and dental health are important for day to day function. If your dog’s mouth is sore, then odds are he/she can’t eat properly, and sometimes might not eat at all. The healthier the teeth mean less risk of eroding gums, tooth decay and pain.
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