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Why do cats “spray”?

  • 23 Jan 2017
  • Diane Breton

Are you having an issue with your cat spraying urine around your house? We’ve got some explanations to this unpleasant, but natural cat behavior as well as some recommendations on how to address it in your home. Remember not to punish your cat for urine spraying. Punishment can lead to fear-related aggression, reduces the bond Continue Reading

Halloween and your Pets

  • 06 Oct 2016
  • Diane Breton

Halloween may be a barrel of laughs for people who love to dress up in costumes and party, but most pets aren’t quite as fond of the holiday as people are. The doorbell rings far too often and is usually accompanied by loud children; there’s enough candy to make a pack of wolves sick; fearful pets can Continue Reading

Pet Protection: Keeping Your Animals Safe On Halloween

  • 22 Oct 2015
  • Courtney Sherlock

Halloween is best when the whole family has fun, and family includes any dogs, cats, or other household pets. Halloween can be distressing for animals, but with proper precautions, they too can have a safe, happy holiday: 1. Keep Them Clear of Candy As tasty as they are to humans, Halloween candies are not suitable Continue Reading

4 Ways to Keep Your Cat in Tiptop Shape!

  • 25 Sep 2015
  • Courtney Sherlock

Cats mostly keep indoors, and they are great lovers of sleep during the day. Therefore maintaining their fitness can be quite a challenge. However the job has been simplified courtesy of some tried and true pointers put together in the following ways: Create playtime for your cat Bring home a catnip toy or a laser Continue Reading

How to keep your pet safe this summer?

  • 05 Aug 2015
  • Courtney Sherlock

Summertime is family fun time, and pets are part of our family. We are outside more, and so are they. Some families even pack their pets up and take them on trips, especially camping trips. But just as emergency room visits go up for people during warm weather, so do veterinary visits rise for dogs Continue Reading

Indoor Cats are NOT Disease Free

  • 23 Feb 2015
  • Courtney Sherlock

Why your Indoor Cat needs a Yearly Physical Exam By keeping your cat indoors only, you are preventing her from coming in contact with other animals/wildlife, run-ins with cars, and many infectious diseases. This saves millions of cats’ lives each year. However, millions of cats die from diseases from which we cannot protect them (inside Continue Reading

Understanding what our Surgery Offers

  • 30 Sep 2014
  • Courtney Sherlock

You may have been hearing a lot lately about how there can be quite a bit of variation amongst veterinary hospitals when it comes to spays and neuters. Here at Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital we want to explain what is included with our surgeries so you can fully understand the process and have an Continue Reading

Common Eye Problems

  • Courtney Sherlock

Conjunctivitis – Dogs What?  Conjunctivitis is a medical term for infection or inflammation of the eye, similar to Pink Eye in people.  In dogs, this is usually due to contagious bacteria that dogs can get from each other. Symptoms:  The eyes will usually get red, squinty and often produce a green-yellow mucous discharge.  Although both eyes Continue Reading

Easter Lilies are Toxic to Cats

  • 14 Apr 2014
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Crystal Craig Most people are aware of chocolate, onions and grapes being toxic to dogs. But did you know that Lilies are extremely toxic to cats? In fact, other members of the lily family have been found to be toxic, including the day lily and the tiger lily (although there’s no need to Continue Reading

Puppy Socialization

  • 22 Jan 2014
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Crystal Craig If there’s one thing that concerns me as a veterinarian, it’s seeing fearful puppies. Occasionally I see a new pup for the first vaccine who is a little ball of fear- afraid of strangers, resists touch and even attempts to bite or growl. If this is your puppy, now is the Continue Reading