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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

Easter Lilies are Toxic to Cats

  • April 14, 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

  • January 22, 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

Getting to know Dr. Prowse

  • January 15, 2014
  • Courtney Sherlock

Education: DVM University of Guelph, B.Sc. University of Prince Edward Island, B.A. Dalhousie University, Hometown: Truro, Nova Scotia Personal: Family pets include two dogs, St. John and Pepper, and two cats, Simon and Racer. Dr. Prowse lives in Truro, Nova Scotia and is married to Pam. Together they have a son Bradley and a daughter Continue Reading

Why do senior wellness testing?

  • November 7, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Crystal Craig The majority of pets will not show signs of many illnesses, until very late in the disease process. Since pets age faster than people, we recommend beginning regular testing by the age of eight years in both dogs and cats. Blood work for senior pets can help us to detect hidden Continue Reading