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Back to School Separation Anxiety

It’s time to go back to school! That means the kids are now out of the house, the days get shorter, and the house gets quieter. Back to school season can really affect pets more then we know.

Symptoms of separation anxiety:

  • Agitated or seems anxious or depressed as owners prepare to leave.
  • Urinating and defecating.
  • Barking and howling.
  • Chewing, digging or destruction of the household.
  • Escaping from where they are confined when left alone or separated from their owner.
  • Pacing in a fixed pattern when separated.
  • Dog defecates and consumes all or some of their excrement.

If these actions are done out of separation anxiety, they typically aren’t performed in front of owners.
Ways to help your pet cope with separation anxiety:

  • Before any changes, ease into it ahead.
  • Leave them with their favourite toy, an old t-shirt or even their favourite treat to snack on.
  • Leave them with interactive toys to keep them busy. (Treat puzzle/balls, a treasure hunt with treat throughout the house…).
  • A daily routine of exercise (Morning and evening walk, quality playtime, training…).
  • Consult with an experienced dog trainer or animal behaviourist.
  • Talk with your veterinarian about anti-anxiety medications.

If you are concerned that your pet might be suffering from separation anxiety, talk with your veterinarian for the appropriate treatment plan for your pet.

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Update: March 31, 2020

Although our location is still temporary closed, we are happy to announce that Online consultations are now available! Bilingual service is offered. If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking effective March 27, 2020

To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect our clients and our staff, and work hard to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care for our patients. As part of our due diligence, we have decided to temporarily close until further notice.

We understand this is a difficult time for not just our community, but the world around us. We have been in contact with local hospitals to ensure your pets can continue to receive the care they need.

For non-urgent cases, please call 506.857.4271 or visit Moncton Animal Hospital located at 771 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB.

For emergencies, please call 506.387.4015 or visit Riverview Animal Hospital located at 550 Pine Glen Road, Riverview, NB.

Once this situation passes, we will let everyone know as soon as our doors are open and start scheduling appointments for all of your pet care needs.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and we hope that you, your family and pets all stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital