We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Cat Dental Care

Your veterinarian is also a trained dentist who can diagnose and treat a range of oral health issues. The condition of your pet’s teeth and gums is directly related to the health of the rest of the body.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?

During the dentistry, each tooth and its supporting structure is individually examined. Any plaque or tartar is removed above and below the gum line, and gingival pockets are cleaned and flushed. The teeth are then polished, and fluoride is applied. For most pets, it is a challenge to stay still while the delicate process of examination and cleaning is carried out. Anesthesia is the best way to ensure a calm and successful dental procedure. The inhalant anesthesia offered is the same used in human medicine and is very safe.

What are signs of dental problems in cats?


Dental issues in cats include gingivitis (red gums), plaque accumulation, and resorptive lesions (similar to human cavities). More prevalent in cats than dogs, these lesions can become very painful.

What is feline tooth resorption?


Resorptive lesions are a common problem in cats. The tooth resorbs starting as a hole in the enamel like a cavity. It can be quite painful.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Thursday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed reception” policy to protect our clients and staff. Once you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613-567-0500.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. We will be closed on Saturday for now.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital