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Cat Dental Care

At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital we believe a healthy mouth means a healthy cat! We are passionate about educating you on dental disease and understanding the severity of tartar build up. An infection in your cat’s mouth is painful and must be treated immediately because infections can harm their immune system and organs such as the heart. Bad breath, red and bleeding gums, and swelling to the face are just a few signs of dental disease. At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital we provide a full range of dental care services to help your cat live a long, healthy, pain-free life. Please contact us for information on caring for your cat’s mouth.

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?

At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital we offer a wide range of dental services to care for your cat’s teeth. A dental cleaning including polishing and scaling is performed under anesthetic which ensures all teeth are carefully examined to check for pockets that can cause future problems. Your cat is placed on iv fluids to maintain their blood pressure while under anesthetic and keeps them hydrated from fasting, they are monitored by a Registered Veterinary Technologist from the beginning of the surgery until they go home, if teeth are extracted they are given pain medication while in clinic and to go home to keep them comfortable while they are recovering. We are equipped with digital dental xrays which look at the roots of your cat’s teeth and help us identify abscessing roots, infected bone and even baby teeth that have not erupted yet. If any teeth are damaged, infected or fractured we extract them! Capping, pulpectomy, and root canals are all options available and we would choose the best treatment for your cat. Contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital to inquire about a dental examination for your cat.

What are signs of dental problems in cats?

Cats are very good at hiding signs of pain when it comes to dental disease. Most commonly, cats will start to eat slower, drop their food while eating, or only chew on one side of their mouth. Bad breath (halitosis) is often noticed first and is caused by an infection within the mouth. If you notice any of these signs please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

Are some breeds more susceptible than others?

Breed can be a factor in dental disease- with Siamese, Abyssinians, and Persians being more susceptible. However, dental disease does not discriminate, 80% of the cat population has dental disease. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital if you have any questions regarding dental disease.

What is feline tooth resorption?

Feline Tooth Resorption is a FORL (Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesion) which is a cavity that occurs on the top (crown) of the tooth. There is no known cause for FORL’s and cats of any age or breed can be affected. This is a very painful condition and cats that have FORL’s will “chatter” their jaw even while under anesthetic as a pain response. If you have any questions about FORL’s please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

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Updated October 20, 2020

Dear Clients,

With the cold weather approaching, effective Monday, October 26th, we will be adjusting our policies to better serve you.

1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

3. PAYMENT METHODS

Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.

4. CHANGES TO CURBSIDE PICKUP

With the cold weather approaching we will be changing our curbside pickup protocol:

  1. For the purchase of food, treats and/or medications please call at least an hour ahead of time, and your order will be prepared. Prepaying over the phone is recommended.
  2. Our main door will be open for purchase/pickup of food, treats and medications only.
  3. You will be required to wear a mask and use our hand sanitizer in the clinic.
  4. If you have not already prepaid, you will pay for your order at the reception desk. Please maintain social distancing while in the clinic and do not wander throughout the clinic.
  5. Your order will be ready on a table with your name on it. Once you have paid for your order at the reception desk, you can pick it up from the table on your way out.

*Please note, only one person per family is allowed in the building to pick up items. To maintain appropriate distance, a maximum of 2 clients will be allowed in the building at a time to purchase items.

5. CHANGES TO OUR SATURDAY POLICY

We understand how important Saturday hospital hours are for our clients. Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital appreciates the dedication of our clients during this difficult time and we will continue to be open and available on Saturdays. However, due to the limited staff and the extra time required for proper sanitization between patients, we are not allowing clients to be present with their pet for the examination. This will allow us to continue to provide the high standard of care to our patients. Thank you for understanding.

6. ONLINE ORDERING 

Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. OPERATION 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!

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital