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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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.

Written by Moncton Animal Hospital

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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