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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: March 18, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we wanted to keep everyone updated on our protocols. We have decided that our clinic will continue with mandatory face masks after March 21, 2022. This will be for all staff and all clients entering the clinic.

    We understand that this may not be the update that some were hoping for. Our team continues to work in close quarters, it’s imperative that we continue to take these safety measures. This will help ensure that we can operate properly and continue to provide the best medical care for your pets. It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. With our exam room size and length of time spent with you, our doctors appreciate your compliance with our face mask requirements and hope this will continue.

    As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary.

  • For medication/food pickup and payments, a maximum of 2 people are allowed in reception at one time. Upon arrival please call us at 613-531-3334.
  • Only 1 client will be allowed into the exam rooms at this time due to insufficient social distancing space
  • Face masks are mandatory when interacting with our team
  • Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital