Golden lab having their teeth brushed

Dental Care Services for Pets

Any responsible pet parent knows that dental health is an important part of their furry friend’s overall wellbeing, especially since 85% of cats and dogs over 1-year-old suffer from periodontal disease – inflammation of tissues around the teeth. Fortunately, this and other dental issues are easily prevented with regular preventative care both at home and in the office. Call our team at 902.564.8356 (Sydney location) or 902.849.3725 (Reserve Mines location) to schedule your pet’s next dental check-up and cleaning, so that their pearly whites can stay as healthy as possible.

What are the symptoms of dental problems in pets?

Bad breath, swollen gums, loose teeth, bloody saliva and bumps on their mouth are all warning signs of periodontal disease and other oral health problems. Please call us right away if you notice any of these in your pet.

What types of dental services for pets are offered at your hospital?

As a full-service veterinary clinic, we can perform routine dental cleanings, dental radiographs, teeth extractions and more for all of our patients.

Is anesthesia necessary for a dental cleaning in pets?

Yes. The process of having instruments and devices inserted in their mouth can be traumatic even for the calmest pets. Putting your pet under anesthesia will make the experience infinitely more pleasant for them. It will also make it easier for us to properly clean, examine and perform any necessary surgery on your pet. Don’t worry, we perform tests on your pet prior to putting them under to see if they are good candidates for anesthesia.

How often should I brush my dog’s/ my cat’s teeth?

The truth is, your pet’s teeth should be brushed at least once a day. Getting into a daily brushing routine is a lot easier than you may think. At a consultation, we can show you some useful tips and products that you can use to get started.

Last updated: December 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

For the safety of our staff and clients, we have implemented a “Closed Door Policy” which means our clinic doors are no longer open to the public.Here is what that means for you:

  • We ask that on arrival for your appointment you call us (902)564-8356 Sydney and let us know you are in the parking lot
  • A member of our team will then take a history on your pet by phone, they will then meet you at our front door to take your pet inside while you return to your car
  • Your veterinarian will perform an examination of your pet and then call you with exam findings and any suggested treatment plans
  • Any necessary medications will be prepared in the clinic for you, and will be sent with your pet when we are ready to send them home
  • Payments for appointments can be taken over the phone or by payment at the door
  • All food and drug orders are still required to be called in beforehand and prepaid over the phone
  • All future updates will be posted on social media as our situation with COVID-19 in our province is constantly changing
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney. With the implementation of this closed door policy, it is a longer process so we ask for your patience and co-operation during this time

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed


    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 Animal Medical Centre