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.
As your pet’s age, you may notice them starting to slow down. Maybe they have trouble chasing that ball that at one time they could chase for hours. Maybe they suddenly struggle with things that used to be simple, like getting up on the couch or climbing the stairs. Or maybe your pet’s behaviour seems to have changed, not acting quite like themselves recently. Senior pets can show pain in many ways, and it’s important for us to try to recognize them so we can help them feel more comfortable and keep them feeling young.
Some signs that your senior pet could be in pain are behavioural changes, obsessive grooming, difficulty sitting, lying down or walking, sleeping a lot, slipping on uncarpeted floors/slick surfaces, panting and vocalizing. Some pets are very good at masking pain as well; sometimes, it can be difficult to know if they are experiencing pain. If you notice any of these signs or notice that your pet doesn’t seem like himself/herself, it’s time for a check-up!
Things like diet changes, more frequent vet check-ups and changes to their home environment could help you keep your senior pet happy and healthy! An exam with one of our vets can help identify any issues and help you learn what options are available for your pet, as well as what changes could be made to make your senior pet more comfortable and pain-free.
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