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Helping Our Stressed Pets

  • September 5, 2012
  • Courtney Sherlock

By Dr. Alison Pollard “My dog is so nervous at the groomer.” “Fluffy is terrified of thunderstorms.” ”My cat pees on my bed every time we have company.” “My new puppy is destroying everything in my house when I leave.” These are common issues we see everyday at the veterinary hospital. In some cases, there Continue Reading

Pup-sicles

  • May 31, 2012
  • Courtney Sherlock

Cool summer treats that both you and your pet can enjoy! Ingredients 2 cups (500mL) plain yogurt 1 cup (250mL) fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or chopped stone fruit such as peaches or plums 2 tbsp (30mL) maple syrup Directions Stir together the yogurt, berries and syrup and freeze in containers appropriate for the Continue Reading

Miracle Babies

  • May 31, 2012
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Lesley Steele A beautiful cat was brought to see me last week by SPCA that had been in labour for 48 hours when surrendered to them. She was in bad shape and I was more worried about her surviving the c-section and held no hope for the kittens. Kathy from the SPCA stayed Continue Reading

Join The Revolution Against Fleas And Heartworm This Season!

  • May 1, 2012
  • Courtney Sherlock

Flea, Heartworm and Lyme prevention is back! Now that the weather is finally warming up, we need to start thinking about how to best protect our furry family members from those pesky parasites that like to invade our home and bother our pets. Fleas are the most common external parasite of companion animals. They feed Continue Reading

Smile Pics

  • February 10, 2012
  • Courtney Sherlock

February is Dental Health Month Continue Reading

Happy Tails – Chilli

  • February 8, 2012
  • Courtney Sherlock

In Feb, 2007 the Village Veterinary Hospital received a call about a deceased cat found in a client’s driveway. The assistant who answered the phone offered to help the client and went right over to his house. After a second look, she realized the cat was still breathing, so she took off her coat, wrapped Continue Reading

Feed Nova Scotia

  • November 4, 2011
  • Courtney Sherlock

We are proud to announce another successful year as we continue to support Feed Nova Scotia. Thank-you to all of you who came out to our nail trim fundraisers, and annual Santa Pics. Your continued support has allowed us to provide Christmas for 5 families (22 children and 6 adults) this holiday season. Continue Reading

Helping Your Dog with Separation Anxiety

  • October 5, 2011
  • Courtney Sherlock

Many dogs are perfectly content to be left alone while their owner leaves the house. Yet a good deal of canines experience what’s known as separation anxiety. This condition can manifest itself in a variety of ways including incessant barking, urinating or defecating in the house or exhibiting destructive behaviour like chewing or scratching anything Continue Reading

Decoding Your Cat’s Body Language

  • October 5, 2011
  • Courtney Sherlock

Understanding what your pet needs or wants can be a challenge since we must rely on non-verbal communication. It all comes down to paying attention to and accurately translating their body language. A dog’s body language is pretty straightforward. They wag their tails when they’re happy, they whine when they want something, they snarl when Continue Reading