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Things You Should Know About COVID-19 and Pets

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in humans has drawn attention to the possibility of companion animal involvement.
Here’s what you need to know:

 

Can COVID-19 infect companion animals?

–          There is limited evidence that companion animals can be infected with COVID-19. One dog in Hong Kong has tested positive, though it demonstrates no clinical signs.

–          There is no current evidence that companion animals can be a source of infection for humans.

 

Should I avoid contact with companion animals?

–          If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, it is recommended that you restrict contact with all other animals as a precaution.

–          If you must care for animals while sick with COVID-19, wash your hands before and after each interaction.

 

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

–          Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

–          Avoid touching your face.

–          Avoid close contact with people who are sick if possible.

–          Stay home if you are sick, other than to seek medical care.

 

References:

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#2019-nCoV-and-animals

WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) – https://wsava.org/news/highlighted-news/the-new-coronavirus-and-companion-animals-advice-for-wsava-members/

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Last updated: October 1, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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. CANCELLATION POLICY

Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give them to waitlisted patients.

4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesay: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 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