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Two parent dogs with their litter of cubs

Dog Breeding

Breeding your dog is a complicated process and can be quite costly due to costs associated with the new puppies, as well as potential health issues that may arise for the mother. We highly recommend that you discuss the pros/cons of breeding with your veterinarian.

How does the clinic help dog breeders and kennels keep their pets healthy?


We do our best to ensure the puppies are vaccinated appropriately and are being treated with parasite prevention.

Are you authorized for semen collection, evaluation, freezing, and storage?


No.

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Does your feline have extra toes? The history behind Polydactyl Cats

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.

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Last updated: September 21, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome back you back inside our hospital! We no longer have any restrictions on capacity, but masks are still required if you'd like to come inside. We thank you for your understanding and compliance.

OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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.

We look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Halifax Veterinary Hospital