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Parasite Prevention

While keeping our clients and teams protected

The arrival of warmer weather means the arrival of ticks, fleas and/or heartworm. To help your furry family member remain free of these unwelcome guests, let’s get them protected!

Although our community is faced with an unprecedented situation, our team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Animal Hospital has taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing the necessary care and prevention treatment for your pet.

We are offering a new Parasite Prevention Plan for Pets – a plan designed to provide your pet with parasite prevention while practicing physical distancing during these challenging times.

Check out which of these three options is best for you and your pet. If you are unsure, call or email us and we can discuss which solution is best.

Option 1: Prevention Medication Pick Up

When to pick this option: “My pet is healthy and I want to ensure it stays that way.”

This option is best for: Clients whose pets have visited our hospital in the last 12 months.

  1. Call or email us to provide updates or changes to your pet’s health.
  2. Place order for medication.
  3. Receive or pick up medication for your pet. Instructions will be provided on how you can administer the medication.

All pick-ups at our hospital are “no-contact.” When you arrive, remain in your vehicle and call us so we can bring the medication to you.

Option 2: Prevention Medication with a Telemedicine Check-Up

When to pick this option: “My pet is generally healthy, but I have a few concerns.”

This option is best for: Clients whose pet would benefit from a virtual check-up with a veterinarian, or if your pet has not been to our hospital in over 12 months.

  1. Click on the “Online Consultation” button on our website. Follow the steps to create an account or to log in
  2. Book a consultation via phone or video
  3. The veterinarian will connect with you to discuss your pet’s health. You will receive a prescription for seasonal medication to be picked up at the hospital. The doctor will also discuss any additional recommendations related to your pet’s health (including a contactless visit if necessary).
  4. Pick up medication for your pet. Instructions will be provided on how you can administer the medication.

All pick-ups at our hospital are “no-contact.” When you arrive, remain in your vehicle and call us so we can bring the medication to you.

Option 3: Prevention Medication with Contactless Hospital Visit

When to pick this option: “My pet has health challenges.”

This option is best for: Clients whose pet is on regular medication, has existing conditions (weight loss, chronic issues, or medications), and/or has had a noticeable change in health, and may require an examination from our veterinarian.

  1. Call or email us to discuss your pet’s health and to book an appointment.
  2. When you arrive, remain in your vehicle and call us. We will provide directions on a contactless method to transfer your pet to us for their visit. Only your pet enters the hospital while you remain in your vehicle.
  3. The veterinarian will connect with you via phone or video during or post-exam. The doctor will discuss any additional testing that is recommended based on diagnosis.
  4. One of our staff members will bring the seasonal prevention medication (and any other medication) to you outside the hospital along with your pet.
  5. We will discuss treatment and take payment over the phone (or bring the credit and debit card machine to you, where applicable).

For your parasite prevention inquiries, please send us an email at info@4pawsveterinaryhospital.com, or call us at 902.225.7543. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may not be able to answer the phone right away. If you have difficulty reaching us by phone, please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our regular methods may have changed, but our goal remains the same – to ensure our furry friends continue to stay healthy and protected so you can enjoy their snuggles all year long.

For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow us on Facebook.

Sincerely,
Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Hospital

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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 Wednesday, March 18, 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 902-225-7543. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets only. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. With dramatically increased demand and dwindling supply, combined with supplier purchase limitations, we are experiencing unprecedented difficulties in obtaining many pet foods. Although we remain in stock of many of your favourite foods, and continue to order our daily maximum allocation, we regret that we are forced to temporarily suspend special orders. Please continue to call us and we will do our best to fill your needs with food we have in stock, but we can no longer guarantee supply on all brands. We are monitoring this situation daily and will advise when this situation has eased. At this time most drugs and over the counter products remain unaffected. For food and prescription pick ups, please call us to prepay and advise us by phone when you arrive at the hospital to pick up. We will meet you at the front of the building to deliver your order. We do also have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the Online Store button.

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

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

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these 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 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital