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Puppy and Adult Classes

  • July 6, 2018
  • Diane Breton

Getting a new puppy suddenly floods your house with excitement, and soon the stuffing of all the plush toys you recently bought him. A puppy’s curious nature leads them to explore anything and everything with amazing bravery for such a small creature. This phase of puppy growth should be used for socialization! Positive interactions with Continue Reading

Meet Our Pets! Trini.

  • January 25, 2018
  • Diane Breton

It’s the truth for many animal lovers: we fall for the sickies, the behaviour challenges, the pets with disabilities. In our technician Dana’s case, she fell for a snotty, three-legged cat named Trini (actually she was named Gabrielle, but her shelter name didn’t stick!). Before becoming a veterinary technician, Dana was heavily involved with animal Continue Reading

Meet Our Pets – Cookie

  • November 15, 2017
  • Diane Breton

Meet our pets! If you have a small, white dog, then you have probably noticed that our veterinary assistant Diana has a bit of an obsession with the shih tzus, malteses, and toy poodles of the world — but who can blame her, when the love of her life is her little bichon frise Cookie? Continue Reading

Cat Carriers

  • September 5, 2017
  • Diane Breton

We understand that visits to the veterinarian can feel like a huge ordeal to cat owners, and it oftentimes starts at home with the cat carrier being pulled from storage and…where did Kitty go? Stress only goes up from there, with “the chase” of searching the house for your cat, wrangling them into their carrier, Continue Reading

Why do cats “spray”?

  • January 23, 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

  • October 6, 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

How to keep your pet safe this summer?

  • August 5, 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

  • February 23, 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

  • September 30, 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

  • September 30, 2014
  • 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