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.


Common Summer Plant Toxicities in Dogs and Cats

Here is a list of some common summer plants that are toxic to dogs and cats. 

Tomato Plants: Stems, leaves and non-ripe tomatoes contain more toxicity. This plant is toxic in large doses. Common symptoms include — weakness, gastrointestinal problems, drowsiness, slow heart rate, confusion.

Aloe Vera: This plant is metabolized by intestinal bacteria, which results in gastrointestinal symptoms. With prompt treatments, symptoms resolve quickly. Common symptoms include — vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, tremors, general central nervous system depression.

Ivy: Not all Ivy plants are toxic; the toxic component is the triterpenoid saponin. Common symptoms include: Vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation and drooling, abdominal pain

Gladiola: Gladiola is a very popular perennial plant. All portions of the plant are toxic, especially the bulb. Dogs can also choke on the leaves and bulb of this plant. Common symptoms include — drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy.

Daffodil: All parts of the daffodil are toxic. Symptoms are not usually life-threatening and resolve within a few hours. Common symptoms include –intestinal spasms, low blood pressure, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, cardiac arrhythmia.

Begonia: Small animals are especially vulnerable as relatively small amounts can cause symptoms. Common symptoms include — extreme oral irritation, excessive inflammation of the mouth, drooling and vomiting.

Chrysanthemum: This plant contains pyrethrins which kill insects by attacking their nervous systems. Cats are more sensitive than dogs to this plant due to their liver metabolism pathways. Common symptoms include — vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, drooling.

Tulips: Any part of the plant is toxic, particularly the bulb as the toxic component is glucosides. Common symptoms — gastrointestinal symptoms, central nervous system depression, convulsions, potentially fatal.

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Written by: Jillian, RVT

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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 Friday, March 19, 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 506.388.8880. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc. for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

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 7:30 am – 7:00 pm. Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

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 VetCare Pet Hospital