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Dental Care Services for Pets

Practicing good oral hygiene in pets is just as important as our own. Unfortunately, gum disease is one of the most common conditions seen by veterinarians. Pets are known to hide pain when experiencing dental problems, to combat this you should regularly check their mouths and take them to oral examinations. We recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once per year. Your pet’s teeth need to be brushed regularly to keep them sparkly white and prevent dental problems.

What are signs of dental problems in pets?


Common signs may include:

  • Bad breath
  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar)
  • Bloody saliva
  • Red or bleeding gums
  • Excessive drooling
  • Chewing on one side
  • Lumps or bumps in their mouth
  • Blood on their chew toys

    If left untreated, dental problems can lead to decay and other serious issues. Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause infections in the kidney, liver, lungs and heart. A physical examination and some lab work can determine how serious the symptoms are. We encourage you to seek veterinary help if your pet shows any of the signs above. Schedule an appointment at 613.531.3334.

    How can I care for my pet’s oral health?

    1. Brush their teeth regularly. Our veterinarians recommend cleaning your pet’s teeth regularly to prevent plaque from building up. You should only use a toothbrush and toothpaste made specifically for pets. Human toothbrushes or paste may harm your pet.
    2. Examine your pet’s mouth. By checking their mouths you may be able to spot dental problems and notify us before they start to cause serious problems.
    3. Annual oral examinations. These allow your pets to have a full oral exam and teeth cleaning.
    4. Provide good quality foods. Our team will recommend a diet that has foods that help your pet’s situation. There are some foods that contain additives that clean your furry friend’s teeth while they chew.

  • Last updated: July 13, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. 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 to offer 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, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    4. OPERATING HOURS
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Saturday & 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 Sims Animal Hospital