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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Are You and Your Pet Ready for Spring?

Spring has arrived! With mild temperatures, we are all craving for outdoor activities to begin. Although, we want to make sure you and your four-legged friends are ready to enjoy the new season.

Discovering new sports with your dog

Come springtime, most dog schools offer new courses for beginners. Agility obstacle courses, Frisbee and even dummy training are all great sports to train your dogs’ physical and mental fitness and also strengthens the bond between you, the owner and pack leader, and your dog.

Use treats in moderation

The long winter months can affect our pets’ physical condition and weight. Learning a new sport and training does require a reward, although it doesn’t always need to be food. A positive verbal reward or even a toy can get your dog doing the trick. If your dog is treat-only motivated, reduced-calorie snacks are ideal in this situation.

No swimming until summer

Even with mild temperatures and thawed ice over the lake or river, water temperatures are still too cold and dangerous for swimming.

The cat wants to play too

Its been a long winter of purring under the blankets or in front of the fireplace. With the weather getting warmer outside, cats might want to explore.

Indoor cats need to explore, and we need to provide them with enough entertainment, such as new stimuli and games to play to keep them busy. Playing together will not only keep your cat active but strengthens the bond between you and your cat!

If your cat insists on going outside, we recommend supervised playtime or have a properly fenced, cat safe area for them to explore. Please remember to reapply flea and tick preventative medication, up to date with immunization and have proper identification tags and/or microchip before letting them go outside.

Shedding their winter weight

We might not notice the few extra pounds our pets have gained over the winter, until its time to get active again. They won’t play as much or run around like they use to. Springtime might still be a little too cold for quality playtime outside, although it’s a great season to prepare and start getting them active with little indoor activities.

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