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.

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How Hot Is Too Hot? Is Your Pet in Danger?

We worry about frostbite and hypothermia in pets during the winter months, although spring and summer weather brings heat stroke and hyperthermia concerns. You may associate these risks with pets left in hot cars, although in extreme heat, it can even occur in your backyard.

Here is a chart to determine “How hot is too hot?”

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Source: Petplan Pet Insurance.

Note: The chart found above is not a reference to determine if you can leave your pet in the car in warm weather. The temperature in your car is always extremely hotter than the temperature outside.

NEVER leave your dog unattended in your vehicle.

Other considerations when to decide “How hot is too hot?”

  • Age – Senior pets (they have more difficulty breathing and have trouble moving around, away from the sun).
  • Breed – Brachycephalic dogs (they don’t cool air as efficiently, making it harder to breathe and cool down).
  • Obesity – Extra pounds restricts their breathing.

Summertime should be about spending time with family and friends and enjoying the summer weather. The last thing you want is to rush to the emergency hospital if your pet suffers from a heat stroke or an unexpected injury. Be educated and enjoy the best months of the year with no worries.

Written by Monica Blanchard, RVT

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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.

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital