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A dog getting its nails trimmed.

Dog Nail Trimming

Nail trims can be very stressful for some animals. Here at Halifax Veterinary Hospital, we emphasis low-stress techniques on making these experiences more positive. We often start with a lot of treats, which can help the animal associate nail trims with a positive stimulus.

What kind of grooming services are offered?


Nail trims, matt grooming and sedated grooms.

What is the cost for grooming small, medium and large dogs?


For pricing, please contact the hospital and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

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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: June 14, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 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.

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