250.475.2287

Dental Care Services for Cat

Did you know by the time they are 2-years-old, about 70% of cats already have early stages of periodontal disease? This condition is painful and can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss, infections and other problems. The good news: It is 100% preventable with proper care both at home and here, at our hospital. Call us at 250.475.2287 for more information on how we can help your cat’s teeth stay as healthy as possible.

How often should cats have a dental exam?

We recommend cats get a dental exam and cleaning by a veterinarian at least once every year. Once every 6 months is even better. Remember, our pets age much faster than us so a few months is equivalent to a few years for them. With regular checkups, we can detect any problems early on, so they can avoid unnecessary discomfort and you can avoid unnecessary expenses.

Do I need to brush my cat’s teeth at home?

Absolutely! It may seem daunting at first, but with some helpful techniques (that we are happy to show you), you and your cat will have a routine mastered in no time. It is best to start them while they are still kittens. You can begin with brushing their teeth 3 times a week, and then increase the frequency as you move forward. NOTE: Please make sure to use only products approved for pets, not people. Human toothpaste, for example, can be toxic for cats.

What are the signs of dental problems in cats?

Although every patient is different, there are some general symptoms you can watch out for. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you notice any of the following in your feline friend:

  • Foul breath
  • Difficulty eating
  • Bleeding, red or inflamed gums
  • Visible tartar
  • Excess drooling

  • Last Updated: August 20, 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

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers 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".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    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.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Pacific Cat Clinic