We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Even though fleas and ticks are small, they can be a big problem! We recommend keeping your pets protected with parasite prevention to keep these pests away. Talk to our team to see which treatment best suits your pet’s needs. Fleas can cause itching, hair loss, skin irritations and if an infestation occurs, can make the dog anemic. Ticks cause skin irritations and can spread diseases such as Lyme disease which can be fatal to dogs.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?

You may notice your dog scratching or chewing at his hind end. You may also see small pepper like flakes on your dog’s skin, this is flea dirt. Ticks are commonly mistaken as skin tags, they burrow their head into the skin, leaving their ends out. If you are unsure, one of our technicians would be happy to help you.

How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?

Flea and tick prevention come in many forms. Our doctors would do an assessment to see what best suits your pet, also giving instructions on how to use, how to check and what to look for.

What are the treatment options for ticks in dogs?

Preventions now come in chews, which can be taken as a treat, or topically on the back of the neck. If you find a tick on your dog, we can send it away to be tested for Lyme disease, and then follow up once results are in. We also have a blood test that can test for Lyme disease in your dog. If Lyme disease is detected, specific antibiotics are prescribed to the dog.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.466.2543. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic