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.
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 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
As of January 18, 2021, we are re-opening our doors with a revised policy as outlined below.
We are allowing a maximum of 2 people in the waiting room at a time.
Face coverings must be worn to enter the hospital.
Only one person per appointment. Please call us upon arrival and we will provide further instructions.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
For in-clinic pick-ups, please do not call us upon arrival. We ask that you line up outside in the designated area and a team member will come out to assist.
3. OPERATING HOURS
Monday - Friday: 7:30 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