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.

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How Do I Know If My Pet Has a Skin Condition?

The main signs it is time to take your pet to the veterinarian for a skin exam (dermatologic exam) are:

  • Itching (pruritus), scratching, licking (barbering), nibbling, chewing, rubbing on objects enough to cause damage to the coat and skin.
  • Soapy, waxy, greasy or dirty feeling to the coat even after you have bathed them.
  • Dandruff (dry seborrhea) in their coat – no matter what you do.
  • Hair loss (alopecia).
  • Fur that is stained pink (porphyrin staining) from saliva- commonly on the feet, around the eyes, ears, mouth and around the tail/bum (perianal area).
  • Sores, wounds that will not heal.
  • Always has scabs/crusting on their skin.
  • Bad smell to their coat, ears, feet.
  • Ears that smell bad have brown, yellow or green debris in them.
  • Pet shakes their head/ears a lot.
  • Colour change to the skin – usually red (erythema) or black (hyperpigmentation).
  • Skin that feels and looks thick and bumpy (lichenification).
  • Anal glands that don’t empty on their own.

If you think that your pet has any of the clinical signs, it is time to make an appointment with your veterinarian for a dermatology exam. Give us a call at 506.382.0061 to book an appointment.

Written by: Dr. Nichelle Peck, DVM

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Last updated: May 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

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.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



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


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