We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Impulse Easter Bunnies: Don’t Do It!

Don’t get us wrong: we love rabbits. We think that they make wonderful pets and we love seeing our rabbit patients, but they are a lot of work. They are not “low maintenance” pets and are not suitable to be cared for by children alone.

Here are some quick rabbit facts to dissuade you from an impulse Easter purchase:

  • Rabbits can live for anywhere from 7-14 years. Their lifespan depends on the quality of care, but also genetics. Like in dogs, larger breed rabbits may not live as long compared to dwarf breeds.
  • They are not “low maintenance.” Rabbits are very social and need daily interaction and exercise.
  • They should not stay in their cage all the time: Rabbits need at least 30 hours of out-of-cage exercise per week! A lack of exercise not only contributes to obesity, but also digestive and urinary tract disorders. Bunny-proofing the home is critical.
  • Rabbits need an annual exam (just like dogs and cats!) with an exotics-experienced veterinarian. Rabbits are masters at hiding signs of illness, so regular exams can help to detect problems early.
  • Rabbits have complex nutritional needs, and disease related to inappropriate diet is the #1 reason for sick rabbit appointments at Companion Animal Hospital. These problems are much easier to prevent than to treat.

Take a look at our House Rabbit Caresheet, and talk to our helpful staff if you have any more questions about rabbit care and health.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes took effect Thursday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.434.3111. We will meet you at the door and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Once the examination is finished, the veterinarian will call you to discuss treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a cell phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive appointments and surgeries. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following NEW hours as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 :
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and bring your order to the door. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital