Emergency Services

Although no one wants to think about it, there may be a time when your cat needs urgent medical help:

During office hours (M-Fri 8:30am-6pm and Sat & Sun closed) call: (902) 423-7877

For after hours emergencies please contact 4 Paws immediately.  If you have an emergency during business hours please phone 902-423-7877. Depending upon availability you may be asked to bring your cat into our clinic or referred to 4 Paws.  We do our best to provide emergency coverage for our own patients but are experiencing an unprecedented volume of requests at this time and have to ensure that we provide quality care to all patients meaning we may not be able to see your cat but have to refer you.

After hours call:

4 Paws 24 hour Veterinary Hospital 
6410 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax

Is this an Emergency or can it wait until tomorrow?

If in doubt – call your veterinarian!

There are many situations that may constitute an emergency – if in doubt please call and we will direct you. Some examples of emergencies are:

  • Not urinating-especially male cats, can be a life-threatening emergency!
  • Trauma – ex: hit by car, lacerations, fractures and more
  • Lily ingestion and other toxins – click here to learn more.
  • Vomiting everytime your cat eats or drinks, unable to keep anything down
  • Not eating- unlike humans, cats can suffer life threatening liver damage if they go too long without eating
  • Many more…

There are many toxic houseplants/flowers out there, please check out the ASPCA’s website with images and listings of toxic and non-toxic plants and flowers.