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.

Pet Nutritional Counselling

Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff are available to help you choose the right diet for your pet, in order to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.

There are many types of pet foods that are available on the market, and choosing a pet food can be confusing. Foods offered from your veterinarian will definitely benefit your pet in the long run. All veterinary diets are formulated to give your pet the maximum benefit possible. There is a lot of misinformation given to pet owners regarding ingredients, type of food to feed, etc. in different types of stores selling pet food. Your veterinary staff is constantly being updated by nutritional seminars and courses offered on nutrition. Veterinary diets offer the latest and best ingredients available, such as glucosomine or green-lipped mussels, to improve overall arthritic scores, joint pain and joint swelling. Omega 3 fatty acids, such as ETA, EPA or DHA, have anti-inflammatory properties. Chondroitin sulfate helps components of the cartilage and many other ‘special ingredients’ that may only be found in veterinary diets.

Contact your veterinary staff for any questions or suggestions that may benefit your pet from their adolescent years to their senior years.

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We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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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 are effective 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, but with reduced hours. On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding :
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 7:00 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