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Happy Tails

  • April 30, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Dear valued members of the Eastern Passage Village Vet, Eastern Passage Village Vet has been taking care of my family since its open in 1999. Dr. Courtney Sherlock and has been there for us in the roughest of times. Thanks to the team at EPVVH we have had a wonderful 14 years with our esteemed Continue Reading

Don’t lick me!

  • April 29, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

I love my dogs. They love me. They tell me this by dragging their long, wet tongue across my face. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the love, but the fact is that I know where their mouth has been. Not only do I have two crazy puppies at home, I also have two cats. Continue Reading

Lyme Disease

  • April 26, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

This is a condition that has been around for more than a century, but has become very well-known over the past ten years. It is a disease that can affect both humans and canines, but acts very differently in us and our four legged friends. In dogs, Lyme disease does not begin to show symptoms Continue Reading

Flea and Heartworm prevention month is back!

  • April 24, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock 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 those tiny, black, jumping bugs that live on our pet’s skin and in Continue Reading

Fleas 101

  • April 23, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

The Fleas Guide To Survival Find a constant blood source… Dogs and Cats are great to snack on but other animals such as rabbits and ferrets will do just fine. If you’re desperate – bite a human! Be inconspicuous Don’t reside in high traffic areas. Hide in dark areas in and around the houses of Continue Reading

Ticks

  • April 9, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Ticks are gross and no matter how many that I see, I still get squeamish. Ticks are a type of parasite that attach to the skin of your pet and feed on the blood from the animal that they attach to (gross!) The way that I think of ticks is like they are land leeches Continue Reading

Exercise at the Beach!

  • April 9, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Diane Breton I love taking the dogs walking at the beach. It is one of the only places I can let them burn some of that energy that they seem to have a never ending supply of. Dudley and Fiona love going to the beach too. On a beautiful day last week, I took Continue Reading

Easter Hazards

  • March 28, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

It’s easy to do, and we’ve all done it. Accidentally, of course… and all with the best of intentions. Holiday toxicities can happen so easily, and they do. It almost happened to me, yesterday afternoon. I arrived at my house yesterday afternoon to find a pleasant surprise waiting for me. An unexpected visitor. As any Continue Reading

Travelling with your pet – How to prepare for the unexpected

  • March 26, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Pet First Aid Kit Putting together a first aid kit for your pet can be very easy. You can even have a few things added to your own first aid kit to save on space when travelling. Some basic things that need to be in both human, and pet first aid kits are: Bandaging Material Continue Reading

Knowing And Recognizing Pain In Our Pets

  • March 26, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Is my pet in pain? Other than crying and limping how do you detect pain in your pet? It can often be very challenging because animals are masters of disguise when it comes to discomfort. Sometimes it is simply a change in their normal behaviour that can alert us to problems. Other signs of pain Continue Reading