Jack Russell with a Yellow Toothbrush in Mouth

Dental Care for Dogs

The dental and oral health of your pet is a top priority. Broken teeth, redness of the gums and even gum infections are a common health concern amongst pets. At our clinics, we provide a wide variety of services and tools to help take proper care of your pet’s oral health.

What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?

We provide a wide variety of services such as dental cleaning, dental extractions and digital dental radiographs. If you have concerns of bad breath, discoloured teeth, excessive drooling or even pain while eating, we recommend booking an appointment with one of our veterinarians to have a prophylactic dental exam performed. Once this exam is complete, our team can guide you to make the best decision for your furry friend!

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?

Our staff recommends brushing your pet’s teeth every other day, if possible. This will help prevent tartar and plaque build-up.

Why is oral and dental health important for dogs?

Dental and oral health for our pets may seem minor to us, but it is very important to have good oral health for our pets to ensure they live a long and healthy lifestyle. If proper preventative care is not taken, this could lead to many problems such as tooth pain, trouble eating and infections, which could lead into the bloodstream and affect your pet’s heart, liver and kidney functions.


Holiday Hours for 2020

The holidays are fast approaching! Please keep in mind our holiday hours outlined below:

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We will now see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:



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


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.


Merritt Animal Hospital:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dresden Veterinary Clinic:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Sydenham River Veterinary Office:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 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 D.M.S Group Veterinary Team