Dental services for cats, dogs and exotic animals

Your pet’s health and well-being are at the heart of Duvernay Veterinary Clinic’s priorities. Good dental hygiene is crucial. That’s why, during the examination, the veterinary will also proceed to check your pet companion’s dentition and explain to you how to look after your dog or cat’s good dental hygiene daily (teeth brushing with an enzymatic paste, various dental maintenance products, dental food, etc.). However, the examination could indicate the necessity of having your pet’s teeth scaled and polished and/or extracted under anesthesia.



Pet Dental Care 

Teeth scaling and/or polishing requires general anesthesia and is performed by the veterinary after the physical examination. Ideally, blood analyses will have been carried out before the procedure.


The day of the intervention, the dog or cat will be fasting and will have been hospitalized the same morning or in the evening, the day before the surgery.


The veterinary will examine the patient before getting started. Once the animal is asleep, the veterinary will proceed to check each tooth, one by one. Then, it will be possible for him to take dental x-rays to detect any possible anomaly like a fracture, a cavity, damaged roots, etc. The required treatment (for instance, a tooth extraction) will be performed right after. The intervention will end with teeth cleaning/scaling followed by teeth polishing.


Constant monitoring is ensured throughout the surgical procedure and, also, when the animal awakens.


Painkillers and antibiotics will be administered and may also be prescribed in the ensuing days depending on your cat or dog’s oral health condition. The patient is usually discharged from the hospital the same night of the medical intervention. Our animal health technicians will take care of providing you with recommendations, explanations regarding the care treatment you will have to give your pet at home as well post-surgical documentation.



Dental x-rays for animals

Just like for humans, small animals also get special x-ray systems focused on dental imaging. Our hospital is proud to be among the veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals to have one of these systems. With this rapid digital technology, we can improve the diagnosis of the animal’s oral health condition and reduce anesthesia time.


Prevention is key to ensure your pet’s good health! Call us: we look forward to advising you.