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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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Rebecca Schofield Community Event

Riverview Animal Hospital helped last week to build the Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park. It was a huge community event with over 2, 583 volunteers that built a giant accessible playground for all of Greater Moncton's Children to enjoy. Rebecca Schofield is Riverview New Brunswick's international celebrity. In 2016, at 16 years old Rebecca became ill, what was thought to be the flu turn into a diagnosis of Brain Cancer. In the short time before her death in 2018, Rebecca started a global movement, by inspiring people around the world to simply be kind to one another. Her hashtag #beccatoldmeto is to this day still seen all over the world as people perform random acts of kindness. Her legacy lives on making the world a better place one act of kindness at a time. We were very proud to be able to do our small part in helping to build the playground. We know that Becca's legacy will carry on for years to come, and I know the team at RAH will think of her every time we see the smiles of children as they play on their new beautiful playground. Written by: Riverview Animal Hospital  

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