Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia.

Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital.

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Important Things To Know When Getting a New Puppy

Microchip

The microchip is a way to identify your pet. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip, about the size of a grain of rice under the surface of your pet’s skin. If a rescue group finds your pet after they may go missing, they just have to “scan” your animal to look for a microchip number. The number that is on it will help identify your pet. You no longer need to worry about what would happen if your dog lost his collar.

Get a crate

Crate training is the easiest way to keep your puppy safe. They want to explore and learn about this world and what surrounds them but still don’t know what is good or bad, for you or for them. Keeping them in a crate, when you’re busy, at night or when you’re away makes it easier for both of you. This method teaches a pup to eliminate where you want them to. They won’t feel comfortable if they are having accidents on their own bed and will prefer to wait to be somewhere else, which gives you a chance to bring your puppy outside as soon as you get him out of his crate.

Puppy food

Like children, it’s important to start the puppy development with good and healthy food to help them grow. The nutritional needs of young and still growing dogs is twice the daily nutritional requirements than that of mature dog. Puppies grow rapidly — building bones, strengthening muscles and developing organs. Because of this rapid growth, they need food that is nutrient-dense or food that packs more protein, nutrients and vitamins in smaller portions. They also need more calories for all the energy they spend in a day!

Pet insurance

One of the best advice of all this list is probably to get Pet insurance! You never know what will happen in the future of your companion, but it will probably get sick one day! Having pet insurance will bring you peace of mind, that if anything major happens to your dog, you will be able to afford it. There’s plenty of companies out there with different programs, my advice would be to start shopping before you even get your puppy!

Toys

Puppies love to play. They observe the world with their eyes but especially with their nose and mouth. Their teeth are growing and it can be painful. Which is why they love to chew on everything. Get them safe toys. Ropes can be tricky, as they can destroy it easily and can swallow it, which will bring them directly to the emergency clinic. Same thing with other toys that are easy to break, especially stuffy toys. “Kong” toys are often a good pick, they can play with it like a ball, they are not so easy to destroy and you can hide treats in it. (Tips: if your puppy has problems with their growing teeth, put wet food in your Kong, leave it in the freezer and give it to you puppy as a treat/toy. It will help the inflammation and will keep them busy for few minutes).

Exercises

They are puppies; young and full of energy. We were talking about the importance of the crate training, but don’t forget the importance of exercise as a combination. Exercise will make your dog feel better and nicely tired. It will minimize puppy crimes too! It’s better to have them play with you or going for a run than having them spending their energy on your brand new shoes!

Written by Lise Benoit

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Chers clients,

Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia. A partir de lundi le 14 septembre, 2020, notre équipe sera consolidé avec celle de l’Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital.

Dans les jours à suivre nous communiquerons avec nos clients qui ont des rendez-vous & chirurgies prévues afin de les re-planifier à l'Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital avec Dr. Boutet.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre patience et votre collaboration pendant cette période hors de l’ordinaire. Nous souhaitons que vous, votre famille et vos animaux soyez sains et saufs.

Sincèrement

Votre équipe de l'hôpital vétérinaire Acadia

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To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation we have faced over the last few months. Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital. This is effective starting Monday September 14, 2020. We have consolidated the team with our Moncton Animal Hospital location so that we can continue to care for your pets.

In the coming days, we will contact clients who have appointments and surgeries booked to reschedule them to Moncton Animal Hospital with Dr Boutet.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope that you, your family and pets all continue to stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital