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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

Welcome Dr. Craig!

  • October 30, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Dr. Crystal Craig graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2008. Originally from New Brunswick, Crystal obtained a BSc from the University of New Brunswick before going to AVC. Crystal has been practicing in the Dartmouth area for the last 5 years, and is looking forward to meeting new clients at Eastern Passage Village Vet. Continue Reading

Handful of dogs

  • October 7, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Dudley and Fiona have been keeping me very busy lately. They are very well behaved dogs… when their dad (Richard) is home. When it’s just me, they know exactly how to push my buttons. From jumping on the couches, chewing on socks, getting into the garbage and any other bad behavior you can think of; Continue Reading

Tips for a cooler dog

  • August 8, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

10 Cool Ways To Keep Your Pet COOL This Summer Pupsicles: Freezing your dogs treats and toys in a bowl of water is a good way to keep your pets busy and cool during the summer months. Ice Cubes: Ice cubes are a calorie free treat that will hydrate your pet, as well as cool Continue Reading

The Travelling Pet

  • July 10, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Andrea Marshall Whether by plane, train or automobile there is a lot to consider when travelling with your pet. No matter the destination there is always something that can get overlooked. You should contact your consulate, embassy, customs or government authority to ensure you have an updated list of rules and regulations required to Continue Reading

Keeping Cool for Summer

  • July 5, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

It’s a hot one, and we’re only 2 weeks in. Long-term weather forecasts predict above normal temperatures across the Maritimes this year. Today’s temperature is a whopping 32° in Halifax. Temperatures like this affect the entire population, even our cats. Our pets feel the heat too, and while we’re in shorts and tees, they’re still Continue Reading

Porcupines & Quills

  • June 6, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

The Myths and the Facts With the arrival of summer fast approaching, porcupines will soon be walking among our four-legged family members. We thought we’d share some interesting facts and bust some common myths about the prickly porcupine. The Porcupine: Porcupines are most active at night (nocturnal) but are often found foraging for food during Continue Reading