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Saying Goodbye

Holidays are a busy time for families, with parties and gatherings. We often make a point to get together with friends and family that we don’t see as much throughout the year, and many of us have many happy memories of this season. Sadly, in the veterinary field, we also have many sad visits from families having to say goodbye to an old family pet. There are a few reasons we see an increase in euthanasias around the holidays, including families waiting for someone to come home to say goodbye or wanting to spend just one more Christmas season with their furry family member.

We know these decisions are hard for families to make, and we are here to make this hard time as easy and peaceful as we can for you. If your pet is starting to gray and slow down below are some resources that may help as you are considering what is best for your friend, and always remember you can give us a call if you would like to discuss the euthanasia process or any quality of life concerns.

Written by Dr. Stephanie Hayward

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Last updated: September 24, 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. OPEN DOOR POLICY - WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT

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

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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