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.
Just as parents ‘childproof’ their home, so should pet owners ‘petproof’ theirs. Four-legged members of the family, like infants and small children, are naturally curious and love to explore their environment with their paws, claws and mouths. But they can’t know what is dangerous and what is not… so it’s up to you to make your home a safe haven. The following tips can help ensure that your pet enjoys a long, happy and accident-free life in your care.
All around the house
Screen windows to guard against falls
Don’t let young pets out on balconies, upper porches or high decks
Many house plants, including dieffenbachia, elephant ear, spider plants and more are poisonous if eaten. Remove them or put them out of reach in hanging baskets
Puppies and kittens love to chew when they’re teething, so unplug, remove or cover electrical cords
Don’t leave a room where a fire is lit or a space heater is being used unattended
Plastic bags may be fun to play with, but they can suffocate
If your pet can put something in his mouth, he probably will. Don’t leave small, sharp, easily swallowed objects lying around
In the garage
Cats enjoy naps near a warm engine so, before you drive off, honk your horn and make sure your pet is not under or near the car
Pets like the smell and taste of antifreeze and windshield washer. Tightly cover their containers and wipe up any spills
Paint, gasoline and other dangerous chemicals should be stored out of reach
In the kitchen, laundry room & bathroom
Never leave burners or irons on unattended
Dangerous household chemicals such as bleach and ammonia should be stored out of your pet’s reach
Close washer and dryer lids – your pet might climb in and become trapped
Keep toilet lids down – small pets can actually drown, if they fall in
Medicines, shampoo, suntan lotions and other personal care items can kill your pet. Make sure he can’t get hold of them
Out in the yard
Some outdoor plants, like ivy and oleander, can be poisonous to pets
Keep pets away from lawns and gardens treated with chemicals
Store garden tools and chemicals securely. Keep garden sheds locked
Cover swimming pools, hot tubs and ponds – your pet might fall in and not be able to get out
Many objects used as cat toys – yarn, string, rubber bands, aluminum foil – can be extremely harmful if swallowed
Cats love to sleep in warm, dark places, so close drawers, trunks and closets – your pet might suffocate if trapped
A cat looks adorable with a ribbon tied around its neck… but it could get caught and choke your pet
Home for the holidays
Tinsel and icicles, Christmas tree lights and glass ornaments will be sure to tempt your pet’s curiosity – but all could be lethal if chewed or swallowed
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 506.382.0061. 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, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 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 Mountain Road Animal Hospital