Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Dogs have glands on either side of their anus that naturally express when they have a bowel movement. This lubricates the area and also gives off your dog’s distinct scent. That is why dogs love to sniff each other’s bums so much! Sometimes dogs are unable to express these glands on their own, causing the fluid inside of them to build up and become very full and uncomfortable, so they need to be manually expressed on a regular basis. If left unexpressed for too long, they can become infected and abscess. The main sign of anal gland issues is scooting or licking at their bum.
It is not recommended to express your dog’s anal glands at home unless otherwise advised by a veterinarian.
If my dog scoots on the carpet, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?
While scooting is the most common sign of anal glands needing to be expressed, it can also be a symptom of various other problems such as allergies. If you notice your dog scooting, it is best to get them examined by a veterinarian to determine the exact cause.
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
Our "closed waiting room" policy will continue, with 1 client allowed to enter the hospital per appointment. Upon arrival, please call the hospital at 506.622.2355 to let us know that you have arrived. We will inform you if the veterinarian is ready for your appointment. If not, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside until we are ready.
Please bring a mask/facewear to your appointment.
You will be asked to sanitize your hands with our automatic dispenser upon entering the hospital.
Credit cards and debit cards are the preferred methods of payment.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Waterview Animal Hospital