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Gunston & Dale City Animal Hospital

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Primary Location
2980 Dale Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Phone: 703-670-6181

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30 -12:0012:00 - 7:00
Tuesday7:30 - 12:0012:00 - 7:00
Wednesday7:30 - 12:0012:00 - 6:00
Thursday7:30 - 12:0012:00 - 8:00
Friday7:30 - 12:0012:00 - 6:00
Saturday7:30 - 12:0012:00 - 1:00
Sunday
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Surprisingly, dental or periodontal disease is present, at some degree, in 85 percent of adult pets. It is the most common disease in both adult cats and dogs.

Plaque, a transparent adhesive fluid composed of saliva, food particles, and bacteria, is the beginning of dental disease. It attaches to the teeth at the gum line. If there is not routine brushing to remove the plaque, it will become dental calculus or tartar. Once the tartarDental Image.JPG is present, the gums become inflamed and bacterial organisms grow and produce more severe inflammation, gingivitis. Because of the inflammation and swelling of the gum tissue, the bacteria can be trapped below the gum line. The bacterium then damages the attachment to the teeth and leads to destruction of bone or peritonitis, and the loss of teeth. In addition to destroying the gums and teeth, the infection can be directly absorbed into the blood stream and can then affect the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and spine.

Knowing the signs of dental disease, allows you to identify and treat early. Bad breath, or halitosis, is often a sign of some dental disease. Other signs can include difficulty chewing hard food, pawing at the mouth, or finicky behavior. If you notice any of these signs, a routine check here at the clinic can determine if a dental cleaning under anesthesia is necessary. Sometime there are no signs of dental disease, so routine checks and dental care at home, such as brushing regularly with pet safe toothpaste and giving dental treats can act as a preventative.

You can see how knowing the in and outs of dental care can make you and your pets' lives much more happy and healthy. You can schedule an appointment with the Doctor to see how your pet's dental health is and what you need to do to improve it, or how you can continue to maintain it. We do have special toothbrush and toothpaste kits, as well as, dental food and dental treats available here at the clinic to keep your pets smile bright and clean.

Exclusive Offer

New Clients receive $25 off the first exam.*

*Vaccines, medications, and laboratory tests are additional.

*Limit one per household.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 703-670-6181 (Dale City) or 703-339-7725 (Gunston) to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Chesapeake was there for boarding. I feel better knowing that she is close to her veterinarians and the techs and staff that know her. I have always found Dale City Animal Hospital a great place to bring my pets for care and boarding.

Tracey B.
Woodbridge, VA

Office Hours

Dale City Animal Hospital
Day
Monday 7:30am 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am 8:00pm
Friday 7:30am 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am 1:00pm
Sunday 7:30am 1:00pm
Dale City Animal Hospital
Day
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am
7:00pm 7:00pm 6:00pm 8:00pm 6:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm

 
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 -12:00 7:30 - 12:00 7:30 - 12:00 7:30 - 12:00 7:30 - 12:00 7:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 7:00 12:00 - 7:00 12:00 - 6:00 12:00 - 8:00 12:00 - 6:00 12:00 - 1:00
Gunston Animal Hospital
Day
Monday 7:30am 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am 7:00pm
Thursday 7:30am 7:00pm
Friday 7:30am 7:00pm
Saturday 7:30am 1:00pm
Sunday Appointments Available at Dale City Location 9:00am - 1:00pm
Gunston Animal Hospital
Day
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am Closed
6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 1:00pm Closed

* By Appointment Only. Appointment hours vary. Please call us to inquire.

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