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Worms in Pets: Everything You Need to Know

As spring fast approaches, we turn our focus to parasite prevention and a frequent question that comes up is, can worms be passed to humans?

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Flea Season Continues!

You might think that flea season is short but did you know that fleas can live throughout the cold winter months?

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Fleas in Pets: Everything you need to know! by Jenna B, RVT

What are fleas? Fleas are small, usually 4-9mm in length, wingless insects. They have powerful hind legs that are used to jump on their host (your pet).  They survive by sucking blood off the cat or dog to nourish themselves. The female flea can lay up to several thousand eggs in her lifetime. The whole […]

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Ear Mites in Pets

What are ear mites? Ear mites are parasites that live in the ear canal of animals. The most commonly seen species in veterinary practice is Otodectes cynotis, which lives in the external ear canal of dogs and cats (responsible for roughly 90% of ear mite infections seen in cats). A brownish, waxy substance accumulates in […]

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Ticks!

Written by Jenna Bourgeois Ticks are a commonly found parasite in our region.  They mostly like to hide in tall grass and bushes, and like to latch on to our pets when taking a nice stroll or playing in the grass. They can’t jump or fly, but they will patiently wait on strands of grass and […]

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Riverview's Amazing Assistants

Since starting work here at Riverview Animal Hospital, I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing people.

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Last updated: March 9, 2021

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.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

EMERGENCY CASES

- 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 provide further instructions.

- 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.

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.