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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Preparing Your Pet for Spring

With spring weather right around the corner, temperatures will climb and outdoors activities will return in full force, bringing new threats to household pets. Here are 5 ways pet owners can prepare their pets for the change in season.


1.Get Back on Track with Parasite Prevention.

During winter time, fleas and ticks are dormant outside, but when it gets warmer outside, they will come back out.

However, this winter season, we have seen very mild weather, and have seen fleas and ticks all winter. This is why it’s a good idea to keep pets on preventative medications all year-round.

2.Watch Out for Allergies.

With grasses, flowers and trees bloom in the spring season, pets can suffer from seasonal allergies just like people.

Itchy skin and/or ear infections are typically what allergies look like in pets. If you see any signs of excessive scratching or ear troubles in your pet, contact your veterinarian for medical advice and/or treatment.

While you are doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget to wash your pet’s collars, toys and bedding.

Winter can bring dust and allergens that can affect your pets as well. It’s a great time to clean!

3.Let’s Shed That Winter Weight

Like most of us, pets tend to gain weight during the winter season as a result of a decreased activity. As warmer weather approaches, it’s time to get active and start shedding those pounds.

However, it’s important to slowly introduce activity back into your pet’s schedule to prevent any injuries. Your pet will eventually get that summer body.

4.Consider Getting a Microchip.

We all love to spend time outdoors, although it takes two seconds for a pet to get out of the fence, yard or break out of the leash. A microchip is a great way to identify your pet in case they get out of your sight and found by someone else.

5.Grooming

With the weather warming up, you will start to notice your pets shedding their winter coats. To help cut down on the shedding at home, you can brush regularly with a brush or a de-shedding tool, bathe and scrub with shampoo and conditioner specifically for a pet, a complete shave down and a good message to shake off any of the loose furs. Having your pet regularly groomed by a professional can also help with shedding around your home.

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