Reliable Kelowna Veterinary Dentists

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At Black Mountain Veterinary Hospital, we know your pet is a beloved member of your family who deserves excellent oral health care. A healthy mouth is connected to overall well-being, and we aim to keep your cats and dogs free from pain and infection. Our practice features a detail-oriented group of vet dentists utilizing in-house technology for effective results. We are passionate about helping every animal who walks through our doors with gentle hands and modern capabilities.

Located in Kelowna, we serve the pets of our local community and beyond with reliable services offered in both English and Tagalog. We know you're a caring pet parent who might be concerned about your furry friend's dental situation. If you feel it's time for a cleaning or a nagging tooth needs extraction, we have them covered. Contact us for an appointment today!


Does My Pet Need a Veterinary Dentist?

Everyone knows dogs and cats are naturally curious animals who are often open-minded about what they consider food. Food particles and other foreign objects can get trapped in their oral cavity, breeding bacteria and infection, compounded by the fact that dogs and cats rarely get their teeth brushed. At its worst, untreated teeth and gums affected by dangerous bacteria could potentially travel into the bloodstream and cause serious health issues and severe pain.

Common signs of infection and possible dental disease in your pets include:

  • Yellow or brown buildup on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression

Our Efficient & Safe Dental Services

At Black Mountain Veterinary Hospital, we provide a comprehensive approach to pet dentistry. One of the cornerstones of effective dental services is the quality of tools used. Our office is equipped with modern veterinary technology for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment delivered with optimal efficiency.

Our practice utilizes digital x-rays to gain a valuable vantage point into your pet's oral situation. We will devise a strategy to best handle their issues or complications, and keep them comfortable using anesthesia. Our pet dentists will run preliminary blood tests to ensure your cat or dog is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia for a comprehensive dental cleaning.

Our experienced veterinary dentists offer reliable services for your pets, which include:

  • Dental exams
  • Tooth scaling
  • Extractions
  • Dental polishing
  • Laser therapy to decrease gum inflammation

Vet Dentistry FAQs

When your pet is experiencing pain and discomfort for unknown reasons, we know it can be a stressful event. Our friendly and supportive staff are dedicated to addressing your questions and concerns upon arrival regarding our process, the materials we use, aftercare tips, and preventive measures for the future. Some frequently asked questions regarding pet dentistry include:

How do I know if it's time for my pet to receive a teeth cleaning?

Tartar buildup and plaque appearing on the teeth is an obvious sign it's time for a cleaning. Our vet dentists will evaluate your pet's oral health, adding to their ongoing record to track their progress and help understand the bigger picture. Generally, a cleaning or exam once per year is a good idea.

In the short term, yes. But it's not a permanent cure, as odor-causing plaque and tartar will continue to build on the teeth without regular toothbrushing. Fairly regular brushing of their teeth and water additives can help your pet's breath smell decent for longer. Ultimately, it's unlikely that your pet will ever have a breath as fresh as your own.

For the optimal comfort of your dog and the safety of our caring team, we only perform our dental services on anesthetized pets. It's incredibly difficult to perform thorough procedures on animals without anesthesia, and would also be more stressful for your pet. In-depth cleanings and extractions are meticulous processes, and we can't simply ask your pet to sit still for the allotted time required.

A Trusted Group of Local Kelowna Pet Dentists

At Black Mountain Veterinary Hospital, our passionate, animal-loving team is dedicated to providing reliable dental services and preventive insight into caring for your pet's oral health for the long term. We mix years of experience with modern technology to promote your pet's dental health, maintain optimal hygiene, and defend against gum disease.

Our devoted Kelowna vet dentists can't wait to welcome your adorable pets into our caring practice and work hard to leave them with a clean bill of oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!



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We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.