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Does Your Pet Suffer from Seasonal Allergies?

Many pets suffer from allergies, and your veterinarian can help you determine which type of allergies your pet may suffer from.
There are primarily two types of allergies:

  • Food – mainly caused by the protein factor in their diet.
  • Environmental – allergens from inside your home and/or outdoors (dust mites, dust, grass, trees, pollens, mold etc.).

Signs of allergies:

  • Scratching and biting to relieve the itch.
  • Inflamed and infected skin – infection is often secondary to excessive scratching and severe skin irritation (commonly seen in moist and covered area where the skin can’t breathe).
  • Excessive shedding along with dandruff.
  • Excessive paw licking
  • Facial (or head) rubbing.
  • Scooting or licking the bum area (could also be related to anal gland problems).
  • Chronic ear infection (head shaking and red, waxy ears).
  • Respiratory problems (especially in cats).

Signs of infection:

  • Redness and inflammation.
  • Bleeding or pus discharge from irritated skin.
  • Bad odour and moisture.
  • Dry patches of flaking skin and/or crusted skin.
  • Hair loss.
  • Lethargic and/or lack of appetite.

Prevention and/or treatment:

  • Frequent bathing to remove any allergens on the skin.
  • Frequent foot soaking.
  • Mild and soothing shampoo for temporary relief.
  • Keep your home allergen free; vacuum and clean floors and wash all bedding as often as possible.
  • Talk to your veterinarian what diet they recommend for your pet.
  • Medication recommended or prescribed by your veterinarian.

There is no miracle cure for seasonal allergies, although it is something we can manage with the appropriate treatment plan designed specifically for your pet by your veterinarian. If your pet experiences any signs of allergies, visit your veterinarian to discuss the treatment plan that best suits your pet and their allergy symptoms.

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital