Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks, they will drive you and your feline family members crazy. With our ever-changing temperatures here in Nova Scotia, these annoying critters are here to stay. Prevention is key and we can suggest the best option for your family.

How do I know if my cat has fleas?


Though you may not see adult fleas, you may see their feces (flea dirt) present in your cat’s fur. If your cat is scratching frequently, this is another key sign that some fleas have made themselves at home on your pet.

Do fleas harm cats?


If your cat is constantly licking and scratching at the skin, hair loss and irritation may occur. Also, your pet is at risk for a tapeworm infection if fleas are ingested.

Why is treating and preventing fleas so important?


Prevention is key to keeping these pesky critters at bay. Not only will preventing fleas lower your cat’s risk of skin irritations and contracting tapeworm, but they will be healthier and happier all around, and you will be too!

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What You Should Know About Onion and Garlic Toxicities in Pets

Many people don’t realize that onions and garlic are toxic to pets.  It is so sparsely known that garlic powder is actually a dangerously common ingredient in some homemade dog treat recipes found online.  They are also very common ingredients in many different dishes that we humans love to make, so we need to be extra careful to not allow our pets to ingest anything containing these ingredients. No more licking the plate for Fido and Fluffy!

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital