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.
During the month of November, we are celebrating senior pets at 4 Paws Veterinary Hospital. Our senior pets need a little extra TLC, often suffering from joint disease, dental disease, and they are at risk of developing systemic illnesses. We love seeing our seniors regularly at the hospital and we have a full team to help monitor their weight, body condition, and overall health condition. Though senior pets can be extra work, they are so easy to love and with a strong veterinary team behind you, we recommend looking at adopting a senior pet if you are looking to bring a new pet into your life. Here are the top 10 best things about owning a senior pet:
They love to sleep and are excellent snuggle buddies
They are already house trained so they don’t wake you up in the middle of the night for pee-breaks
They are already trained so there is less risk of coming home to an accident on the floor or a chewed couch
No more sharp puppy teeth chewing on everything (including hands, Ouch!)
Their personalities are already developed so you know what to expect on a daily basis
It’s not true what they say, old dogs can learn new tricks and it is often easier to train an older pet since they are calmer and more focused
Grey faces are adorable!
Older, slower pets are less likely to knock over the expensive vase or climb the Christmas trees (kittens are good at causing trouble)
Senior pets know what they love, and are great at showing their appreciation
And the best thing about owning and loving a senior pet is how much they love you back!
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!
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
As of Monday July 6 we will allow one owner to accompany their pet into the building for medical appointments. Clients must wear a mask if they want to accompany their pet inside. If you do not have one then one can be provided to you. Doors will remain locked. Please call when you arrive for your appointment to be admitted to the building. If you prefer, curbside service will continue to be offered for medical appointments.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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