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.
Unfortunately, our cats are not able to stay with us as long as we would like. When the end comes, we aim to allow your cat to pass in as much comfort and dignity as we can.
When should I consider pet euthanasia?
We generally recommend considering euthanasia if your cat no longer wishes to eat, is suffering from excessive weight loss, is lethargic (not getting up and moving and sleeping a lot), appears to be in pain and/or does not seem to enjoy the things it used too.
What is the process for cat euthanasia?
We begin by giving the patient an injection of sedation to alleviate anxiety and any pain they may be feeling. We then may or may not place a catheter. We then bring your kitty back to you and allow the sedation time to take effect. Once you are ready to say goodbye, we will give the euthanasia agent.
Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?
What is the cost of euthanasia?
Please contact our hospital for a quote.
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
Our hospital does not provide bereavement counselling at this time.
Most cats have 18 toes; five toes on each of their front feet, and four on the back. My cat, Mandy Pawtinkin, is blessed with 22 toes. She has a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (Greek for ‘many digits’). It is a genetic mutation that causes cats to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. Starting July 6, one person is allowed inside per appointment, as long as you have a mask.
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. OPERATING HOURS
Beginning June 8, we will be resuming our normal business hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Halifax Veterinary Hospital