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The Importance of Dental Radiographs

YOU WANT TO X-RAY MY DOG’S/CAT’S TEETH? As a vet one of the most common questions I get asked when discussing dental disease and cleanings are “Why does your clinic encourage radiographs and others do not?” and “Can’t you just see which teeth need to be pulled?”.

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Your Pet Can Benefit From a Dental Diet!  

The dental foods our veterinarians recommend are unique.  The Hill’s T/D acts like a toothbrush as the tooth breaks through the kibble, creating a scrubbing action.  The size of the kibble can sometimes look intimidating, but you would be surprised how well your pet will do with it.  It’s been proven to reduce buildup of tartar […]

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Not In Our Hospital

Last week I had a conversation with some clients about having some routine surgery performed on their older dog. The dog needed a thorough dental cleaning (with full mouth dental x-rays of course) and a couple of small lumps removed. The entire procedure would probably require about 90 minutes under anaesthetic. Like many people they […]

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Rotten Teeth Gone

The happiness of being adoptable! Poor Gu Gu the cat. She might be better renamed “Gum Gum” since we had to remove almost all of her teeth recently. Still, like most cats with horrible dental disease, she’s better off without them and maybe now she’ll find a home. Gu Gu was surrendered to the Quinte […]

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Don’t Brush Off Dental Disease In Pets!

Up to 70% of all cats and dogs have periodontal disease, making it the most common health condition affecting our animals. Yet it remains one of the most over-looked areas in the health care of pets. Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of the structures that support the teeth – the gums, periodontal ligament, […]

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Veterinarian giving a cat a vaccination

What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease.  It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system. 

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Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Nutrition Centre Only)
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 Hillcrest Animal Hospital