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Dental disease is one on the most common issues seen in our small animal patients. Owners will often notice tartar accumulating on the enamel surfaces of their pet’s teeth or a bad odor coming from the pet’s mouth. What is not visible is what is accumulating below the gumline. This is where the majority of the dental issues occur.
We offer full dental services at the Southside Veterinary Clinic, and the field of veterinary dentistry has progressed very rapidly over the last 10 years. Dogs and cats need to be placed under general anesthetic to fully examine the mouth and check each tooth for potential issues. It is not possible to do a thorough job of assessment or dental cleaning with the pet awake. We also will perform dental radiographs (digital) to check for bone loss and fractures of the tooth roots if needed. If teeth need to be removed, we anesthetize the area (just like human dentists) to reduce pain on recovery. We clean the teeth using similar technology used when you get your teeth cleaned at your dentist’s office.
It is important to keep on top of your pet’s oral health. If left unchecked, dental issues can predispose the pet to other diseases such as heart disease. The visit to the veterinarian to assess dental issues is an integral part of your pet’s health. Appropriate home care is essential to maintaining dental health. This is why we need to brush our own teeth every day. The same is true for your pet!
Pet emergency? Call us right away at 780-872-7387!
Welcome to the Southside Veterinary Clinic! We offer a comfortable and home-like atmosphere to welcome you and your pet. We are a full service, small animal clinic, dedicated to the health of your dogs, cats, and other wonderful pets.
To allow us to serve you better, we ask that you phone us at 780-872-PETS (7387) or click on the "Request Appointment" link above to make an appointment for your pets prior to coming in. This helps us ensure that there is a veterinarian available to help you without delay. If it is an emergency during business hours, if possible please call to let us know that you are on your way into the clinic and the nature of the emergency. We may need to prepare for your arrival or direct you to our partner clinic, Lloydminster Animal Hospital, for further diagnostics, treatment or intensive care. Our goal is to provide your pet with the best possible care!
Should you have an emergency or require veterinary care outside of regular hours, you can reach an on-call veterinarian 24 hours daily by calling Southside Veterinary Clinic.
**All after hours calls will be seen at Lloydminster Animal Hospital.
That hospital is located at 6002 50th Avenue, Lloydminster, AB.