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.
It is important to realize that your dog will almost never show signs when dental pain has become an issue for them. Most dogs will experience some level of dental disease and dental pain in their lives. The best way to minimize these issues is for your dog to start with a great dental health routine at home. In-home dental care should be supplemented with regular dental cleanings performed by one of our veterinarians and one of our animal health technicians.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?
We offer routine dental cleanings, extractions, scaling, and polishing. We use digital dental x-ray to see what is happening under the gums, looking at the roots and the health of the teeth.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
Just like people, dogs require daily brushing to remove plaque and film to avoid dental disease.
Why is oral and dental health important?
The best way to prevent oral issues is to be proactive. A dog’s bad breath is generally a result of bacteria that live in infected gum tissue in your dog’s mouth. The odor is a sign of progressive dental disease. It will not improve without a thorough veterinary dental cleaning, followed by home preventative care.
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, heartworm testing, 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. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Crossroads Animal Hospital