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.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
Keeping your dog up to date on vaccines is a critical step to preventing disease. There are many different vaccines available to you for your four-legged family member. It is important to consider your dog’s risk of exposure when choosing the right vaccines for your dog.
The recommended vaccinations for dogs are as follows:
DA2PP: This is the general core vaccine for dogs. It includes:
– Distemper: Life-threatening contagious disease affecting the respiratory, GI and central nervous system.
– Hepatitis: Highly contagious disease of primarily the liver that can cause fever, diarrhea, vomiting and convulsions.
– Parvovirus: Highly contagious (and sometimes fatal) disease that is shed in the feces, causes vomiting and diarrhea and is more severe in puppies and older dogs.
– Parainfluenza: Viral disease causing a dry, hacking cough, sneezing and fever.
Rabies: A fatal disease that attacks the brain and nervous system, is transmitted through saliva and can affect humans as well. Required by law in New Brunswick.
Bordetella: Also known as Kennel Cough, viral airborne disease causing a persistent cough.
Leptospirosis: Infectious bacterial disease transmitted through urine, often in puddles and lakes. Spread by wildlife that is prevalent in this area ie skunks raccoon and fox. Also affects humans.
Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?
After completing the vaccination series as a puppy adult dogs should have their vaccines on a yearly basis. The number and type of vaccinations will be determined by our hospital protocol.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccinating your dog is the best way to prevent disease. Many of these diseases can be fatal but are completely preventable. It is also important to note that some people argue that vaccines cost too much money, but the bill for treating one of these diseases would be much higher and could potentially end tragically for your dog.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 506.622.2355. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
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
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