(902) 455-7297

Dental Care for Dogs

Dogs like to explore their world with their mouths. They don’t just use it for eating. Chewing, mouthing, tasting, giving you licks and kisses to show affection are all essential oral functions. If the health of the mouth is overlooked, dental disease can result. Bad breath, red and infected gums and reluctance to eat are all signs of dental disease. We provide a full range of dental care services, including dental x-ray, to help keep your dog’s teeth and mouth healthy.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Dental disease should be taken seriously for several reasons. Accumulated plaque and tartar lead to bacterial growth. Eventually, bacteria from the mouth can get into the bloodstream and infect other parts of the body. Dogs with dental disease will often feel pain, even if they don’t show it. Dogs can be aggressive chewers and chew on objects that are too hard can frequently result in worn down and broken teeth. Bad breath makes it unpleasant to be close to your dog and could hinder your bond with them. Proper dental care will address all of these issues to make your dog healthier, pain-free, and pleasant to be around.

How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?

Ideally you should brush your dog’s teeth daily. There are particular pet kinds of toothpaste available in dog approved flavours such as poultry and beef to make this task easier.

What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?

When a dental disease is already present, tooth brushing cannot reverse the process. A complete dental assessment and treatment procedure is needed to scale away from the tartar, clean below the gum line, take x-rays of the tooth roots, and possibly extract any severely damaged teeth. We offer free dental assessment appointments to answer all your questions and give you an estimate of the cost for the procedure.

My 16 year old cat fell very ill and I had made the decision to end her suffering. Woodbury were…

Erica Spinney

Dr. Sanford has taken incredible care of our cat since he was diagnosed with diabetes. She has been there for…

Lisa Courtney-mercer

I've been a client at Woodbury for the past five years and I'm always impressed with the service we receive…

Charlotte Wyatt

Amazing!! Had my first visit here this week--they were super endearing and patient with my sweet girl, and even offered…

Laura Fader

All the staff at Woodbury Vet are outstanding. I always feel like my puppy is well taken care of and…

Lynsey M


Woodbury photo

Small Space Living: Keep Your Cat Happy in a Small Space

I'm sure living in a small space poses challenges for you. This is also true for your feline companions. Cats living in small areas face the threat of specific behaviour issues (such as waking owners up in the middle of the night), and boredom, which can lead to weight gain for kitty and sleepless nights for you.

Read More
See All Articles