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Our SPCA Pet of the Week

  • January 24, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Alison Pollard On December 18th, Provincial SPCA officers called to tell us they had a kitten in need of medical assistance and were rushing him over to see us. When they arrived, we met Rudy! Rudy was approximately 12 weeks old but he had already met with some very bad luck. Both hind Continue Reading

Don’t forget about parasite control

  • January 23, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Don’t forget about parasite control ust because it’s winter… Fleas, worms and even ticks are out there, just waiting for Fido or Fluffy! By: Emily Burnie Not only does it not get cold enough, for long enough in Nova Scotia to kill most parasites, but many of them can live indoors in our warm, cozy Continue Reading

Revolution

  • January 22, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Revolution is a once-a-month treatment that protects your pets and your home against external parasites such as fleas, ticks, ear mites and mange and internal parasites such as heart worm, round worm, and hook worm. It is a broad-spectrum, liquid medication that is easily applied to your pets’ skin and can be used preventively or Continue Reading

Pet Insurance: Can you afford not to?

  • January 17, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By Dr Courtney Sherlock Even the most caring pet parents are often unprepared to handle expensive veterinary treatments and surgeries that accidents or illness can bring. For instance should your pet ingest a foreign body that requires surgery to remove, treatment costs may range from $800-2000. Or, if your cat develops urinary crystals and becomes Continue Reading

Arthritis and Mobility – Nutraceuticals

  • January 16, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Nutraceuticals By Andrea Marshall “Nutraceuticals” – Glucosamine and Chondroitin help rebuild damaged cartilage while Omega Fatty Acids help decrease inflammation by altering the chemical pathways that cause inflammation. Your pet may be taking one of these… but what are they, and how do they work? Glucosamine – in the body is used to provide the Continue Reading

Arthritis and Mobility – Not just for senior pets

  • Courtney Sherlock

Pet of the Week – Smokey Mobility issues aren’t just for senior pets!  It’s been quite a journey for Smokey and his mum over the last year. Thanks to Smokey’s mum for submitting this story. You’ve worked so hard with Smokey and have done such a wonderful job with him. We were so happy to Continue Reading

Arthritis and Mobility – A Condition Review

  • Courtney Sherlock

Arthritis and Mobility By Diane Breton Have you been feeling sore this winter season? Well, your pets may be feeling the same way. Arthritis, or degenerative joint disease is a common condition that may affect both dogs and cats of any age. Animals who’ve experienced joint diseases such as patella luxation, hip dysplasia or cruciate Continue Reading

Arthritis and Mobility

  • January 15, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By Dr. Courtney Sherlock What is Arthritis? The term arthritis means “inflamed joint”.  There are two major types of arthritis, but the majority of pets with the condition have osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage of the joint is damaged for some reason.  This damage triggers a cascade of inflammatory changes within the joint, causing Continue Reading

Happy ever after – A true tail with a happy ending

  • January 14, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Jenn writes: “Just an update on Freddy that we adopted from you guys in August, now known as Finn. He’s completely adjusted, and has started to let us cuddle him and pick him up without trying to run away. He’s calmed down a lot, and loves watching nature shows and trying to catch the birds Continue Reading

Winter Hazards – Pet of the Week

  • January 11, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Ray-Ray’s Story: A Tail Of Winter Survival By Kim Irvine Ray-Ray is a beautiful man, Approximately 9 years old. He now enjoys a safe and happy life with Kim, our Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician but he knows all too well how dangerous the winter can be to our pets. As a young kitten in 2004, Ray-Ray Continue Reading