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: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • 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.

    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

    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