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.
External parasites are always concerning when it comes to our pets. Fleas and ticks are two of the most common. Fleas are a nuisance to our cats, they can make them very itchy and can even cause skin disease in severe infestations, they can also pass along internal parasites like tapeworms. Although cat fleas do not like humans, they will try to bite us if our house is infested. One way to prevent this is to ensure your cat is on flea control when the flea season starts. May until December is our prime months for fleas. Our veterinarian will recommend the best product for your cat, during their annual exam. Ticks are a fairly new parasite to our area. Did you know that ticks are moving closer to Moncton by up to 46 km a year? Did you also know that cats do not get Lyme disease?
Fleas are a small jumping insect that feeds off the blood in mammals.
How do fleas harm the cats?
Fleas harm cats by biting them and feeding on their blood (like mosquitoes in humans). They can cause discomfort and make you cat very itchy. All fleas also carry tapeworm, which can be damaging to your cat’s health if left untreated.
Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?
Treating and preventing fleas in your cat is an important role to their health, as they can cause health problems such as tapeworm infestation, allergic reactions from the flea saliva, and cause discomfort in your pet. Fleas can also jump from host to host and spread very quickly. Once you have a flea infestation, it is very important to treat all animals in the household and break the flea life cycle. It can take up to 3 months of treatment from your veterinarian to break the flea lifecycle.
What are some simple steps for treating fleas in your senior cat?
Our veterinarian will recommend the best treatment for your senior cat, during their annual health exam. The prescription flea medications from animal hospitals are very safe and can be used on cats of most age groups.
Riverview Animal Hospital has recently undergone a lot of changes! Renovations have turned our hospital into a completely new one! Not only have we doubled in size, but we have added new departments within the treatment areas of the hospital.
Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.
- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.
- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.
- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.
WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY SYSTEM INTO A TRUE TRIAGE-BASED SYSTEM
We will no longer have suggested appointment times for urgent care situations
Please continue to call ahead to let us know that your pet is having an emergency and that you are on your way.
For our emergency hospital-evenings and weekends will be walk in only. Your pet will be triaged by a Veterinary technician, who will determine the level of care that is needed for your pet. Critical patients will be our top priority, and will be seen first.
This will increase wait times for patients that are triaged as non-urgent.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
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.