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5 Simple Steps to Brushing your Dogs Teeth

Does your dog give you a hard time when you are trying to brush his teeth? Here are some tips from the Clappison Animal Hospital team!

  1. Start by handling the snout area of your dog for a few seconds every day. Praise your dog at the end of each session.
  2. Introduce a pet toothpaste by having a small amount on your finger. You may start with the large teeth at the front of the mouth known as the K9 teeth (fangs) and then gradually work around the whole mouth. Make sure you include the gums.
  3. After you have your dog use to your finger and toothpaste you may start to try a tooth brush. After applying toothpaste firmly place the brush on your dog’s teeth and brush in a circular motion.
  4. Gradually build up time and pressure on the brush as your dog gets use to you using a tooth brush. Work mostly on the outside of the teeth for most of tartar accumulation occurs on the outside of the teeth.
  5. Lastly you can work on the front teeth between the fangs. Gently lift you dogs lip and brush up and down on the front teeth.

We hope these tips help with your pet’s daily oral health care!

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Last updated: June 1, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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

4. NEW PET OWNERS

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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital