Dental Care for Pets

When it comes to your pet’s teeth making sure they get regular cleanings and check-ups is more than just about keeping pearly whites shining bright. Dental disease (aka periodontal disease) is a serious issue that affects many pets. It can lead to complications such as tooth rot and infection if left untreated. We suggest coming in for regular dental exams and cleanings to help prevent your pet from developing this and other painful dental conditions. Feel free to call us today at 613.695.2060 to schedule your appointment!

What are the symptoms of dental disease in pets?

Bad breath or “doggy breath” is one of the earliest signs! Your pet’s breath may not be minty fresh, but they should not be emitting any foul odours. Next are swollen/bleeding gums and tartar buildup. You may also notice your pet having trouble drinking or eating, is only doing so from one side of their mouth, or is excessively drooling.

How often should my pet’s teeth be professionally cleaned?

We suggest taking your pet in for a dental check and clean at least once per year. If they have a pre-existing dental condition, they may need more frequent exams. Please beware of anesthesia-free or cosmetic cleanings from groomers or other service providers. These provide only surface-level cleaning and can help mask problems underneath the gum line. Cleanings with anesthesia performed by a licensed veterinary team like ours are the only way to get a through cleaning, proper exam and safe extractions for your pet.

Last updated: June 24th, 2021

Dear Clients,

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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital