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Pet Poison Prevention Tips

March is upon us, and you can almost feel the spring air making its way around again. You might notice in the next couple months that buds are blossoming, and flowers are rising from the once frozen ground. But let’s not forget about your pets though.  March is more than just a month where you can ditch the jacket and start fantasizing about your longer, brighter days.  March is pet poison prevention month; a crucial month to start learning about foods, plants, and more that can harm your pet when ingested, so let’s refrain for just a minute about spring daydreaming to learn about what’s toxic for your pets.

Foods

  • Avocados
  • Chocolate
  • Raisins
  • Coffee
  • Onions
  • Apple seeds

Cleaning products

  • Bleach
  • Windex
  • Detergents

Plants around the house

  • Lilies
  • Tulips
  • Daffodils

These are just a couple things that can make your pets severely ill. Also, when placing these items in the trash, make sure you have it in a secure place for no access.  We all know dogs are good at dumpster diving.

If ever your animal gets into a situation where they’ve ingested something toxic, make sure to remove the items away from your pet, so they do not ingest furthermore and make sure to contact your local vet. Even if you think that your pet may have gotten into something bad, it’s always a good idea to contact us anyways. If you have any questions concerning things your pets shouldn’t eat, contact your vet, and we’ll be happy to help prevent poisoning.

Written by Ashley, ACA

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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.

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 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.