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.
At Campbell River Veterinary Hospital, we know how important your pet’s health is to you, and a big part of that is your pet’s oral health. Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in dogs and cats, and the most preventable. Our team can help you choose the right oral health products, and diets to help maintain and prevent dental disease. Just like us, dogs need regular dental care.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your clinic?
Dentals are performed under general anesthetic, so we can get below the gum line where 60% of the tooth structure is. Removing the plaque and tartar from both above and below the gum line has the best therapeutic outcome. A veterinarian then examines your dog’s teeth and probed checking for any abnormalities. X-rays will be done at this time if needed, and then the teeth are polished by the technician. We offer a complimentary re-check two weeks after your dental and one of our technicians will introduce steps to keep your dog’s teeth healthy.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
You should brush your dog’s teeth daily, but as we know this isn’t always possible. We can offer you a wide range of products to help with your dog’s oral health.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Oral health is a critical part of your dog’s overall health. Keeping up with oral hygiene reduces your dog’s risk of oral infections, tooth abscesses and reduces diseases which can affect your dog’s internal organs.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Our grooming department is now OPEN.We will be calling clients to rebook appointments. Please be patient—lots of our furry friends are in need of a trim!
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital