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  • New Year, New Pet: Preparing for your new puppy or kitten By Dr. Emma Bush

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    It is the start of the New Year and we are all excited about what the coming months will bring. Many of us are considering welcoming new additions to the family, namely new puppies and kittens. Some may even have already had a new pet come to them, found underneath the Christmas tree.In any of…


  • We are welcoming full-time or part-time Registered Veterinary Technicians to join our RVT team!

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    About us: Our clinic is a 15-minute drive to Dartmouth and is an easy commute from anywhere within Halifax Regional Municipality. Our newly renovated expanded hospital has a large, bright, beautiful new space to work in!! Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Clinic has been proudly an active member of our community in the Halifax Region since 1999…


  • Making Cat Nail Trims Fun!

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    By: Dr. Karen Keizer If possible start training your cat when they are young to enjoy having their nails trimmed. Find a treat you kitten/cat really likes. Get your clippers out, and let your cat smell them and then give him/her a treat. I prefer this style of nail trimmers. I often sit on the floor and…


  • Special concerns with Senior pets

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    By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock November is senior pet month! Let’s celebrate our special silver furry friends. Arthritis: Did you know that 100% of cats over the age of 15 years have signs of osteoarthritis? Most people are aware of this condition in dogs but it is not one that is typically associated with cats. As…


  • Reading Pet Food Labels

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    By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock Three things must be present on a pet food label. Ingredient List: This lists all the ingredients that goes into making the food. They are listed in descending order by PRE-COOKED weight; the heaviest being first. Once the foods are cooked the weight can decrease greatly. For example most meats are…


  • It’s A Jungle In Here

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    Indoor Cats Need Stimulation, Exercise To Thrive By Dieter Kohlmaier, DVM Domestication of the cat occurred between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago. Despite this history, these common household pets have retained many instincts that served them well in the wild – and we need to understand these innate characteristics to avoid serious behavioral and health…


  • Common Toxins for Pets

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    HUMAN TREATS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR PETS There are a number of things around your house that can be deadly to your cats and dogs, some you may know, and some may be surprising. Some are even in your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A & M…


  • September is Pet Insurance Month!

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    You have insurance on your car, house, treasured belongings, and even on your vacation south this spring…but we often don’t stop to think about health insurance for our four legged family members. Pets, like people at some point or another will require an unexpected visit to the doctor, so pet insurance is a sensible decision…


  • Helping Our Stressed Pets

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    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…


  • Pup-sicles

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    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…


  • Miracle Babies

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    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…


  • Join The Revolution Against Fleas And Heartworm This Season!

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    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…