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.
During a dental procedure, your cat will be required to go under general anesthetic. They will receive a complete dental procedure equivalent to what we would receive at the dentist. This will include full mouth radiographs, cleaning, polishing, fluoride treatment and extractions if required.
What are signs of dental problems in cats?
Common signs of dental disease can include bad breath, dropping food, pawing at their mouth or swelling of the face. Some cats will stop eating or have a change in their eating habits such as no longer eating dry food.
Are some breeds more susceptible than others?
Dental disease is something that affects all cats and some cats can have a genetic predisposition for poor dental health. Breeds such as Persians can be predisposed to dental disease due to crowding in their mouth.
Affected cats will develop lesions in the enamel of the tooth at the gum line which are very painful.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Feline tooth resorption affects many cats. Affected cats will develop lesions in the enamel of the tooth at the gum line which are very painful. The only treatment is to have the affected teeth removed. Radiographs are an important tool to accurately diagnose resorptive lesions as it will allow us to visualize the health of the root beneath the gum line. We provide full mouth dental radiographs with all of our dental procedures.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Cumberland Veterinary Clinic