We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Flea and ticks, as well as other parasites, seem to be getting tougher and are arriving earlier every spring. We even see indoor cats for parasite infestations, as these obnoxious little parasites are great at jumping in through windows and coming home on clothes.
Fleas are small parasitic bugs that feed off of your pet. They reproduce very quickly, and infestations can develop in your home in less than 21 days.
How do fleas harm the cats?
Fleas feed by biting and drinking blood from your kitty. During the bite, the flea transfers some of its salivae into your cat. This can cause itch (in some cases a more severe allergic reactions), transmit parasites such as mycoplasma and tapeworm, and in severe cases anemia due to blood loss.
Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?
Since fleas can jump over 100x their height to get to your cat, it is important to protect your pet from being their next meal. Monthly treatments and prevention medication is proven to be both safe and effective at protecting your cats from fleas.
What are some simple steps for treating fleas in your senior cat?
Shampoos are one common solution, but certain chemicals in certain products can cause severe damage to organ function in older cats and younger kittens. This means that it is highly advisable to consult your veterinarian about which products are safe and effective for your cats before making a purchase.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.