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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…


  • 4Dx Testing

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    Even though our temperature is up and down through the winter, here in Nova Scotia we need to be worried about ticks every month of the year. Knowing that dogs spend time in the same area that their humans spend time, and that Lyme disease is increasing every year, we want to remind everyone that…


  • Lyme Disease

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    Lyme disease is a prevalent issue in Nova Scotia for our canine companions. With tick season upon us, it is a great time to revisit the important topic. Ticks are typically out looking for blood meals when the ground thaws in the spring and the temperature is remaining above zero degrees Celsius. Lyme disease is…


  • The Importance of a Microchip

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    A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radio waves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The…


  • 5 Ways to HAVE FUN with your Cat!

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    Cats have acquired many reputations as their media portrayal is always changing, but a persistent belief that continues to show up is that cats are lazy and uncooperative. Some people would probably say, “If you want a fun animal, get a dog!” The truth is that there are many ways to engage with cats to…


  • Feces eating in Dogs and Cats: Why do they do that?!!

    Eating feces (known as coprophagia) is a frustrating thing. You may have a dog or cat that is constantly trying to eat their own (or others) feces and unfortunately this can be a hard habit to break. There is nothing worse than chasing your dog around the backyard as he playfully runs away, or seeing…


  • Crazy Things Pets Eat!

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    In the run of a year, we find ourselves needing to do surgery on both dogs and cats to remove “foreign bodies” from their digestive tract because for some reason they thought they should eat things they shouldn’t!  Here are some of the most common, and some of the strangest things, we have seen.  …


  • Ear Infections

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    Many pet owners will experience their pet having an ear infection. Ear infections can be acute or chronic and generally have a successful outcome when treated properly. Symptoms of ear infections include head shaking, itching/scratching/pawing at ears or side of face, redness and inflammation, debris in ear(s), painful ear(s) (not willing to be touched/scratched there),…


  • Common Winter Injuries in Dogs

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    While some dogs avoid the cold and snow, others love to run and play in all types of weather!  For the most part, playing/walking/running in the snow is great exercise and is safe for all dogs to do.  Sometimes we will see problems in bad weather if they overdo it or have an accident. The…


  • Meet Nepeta!

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    If you were to poll veterinary employees about their pets, you would find that the majority have minimum one oddball. It might be due to a medical condition that developed after we’ve had them, but sometimes we know that we are committing to a pet who needs unique care. Our technician Christie knew exactly what…


  • Meet Rooney!

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    If you have ever seen a greyhound run, you know that they are FAST. They tend to bide their energy through lengthy naps, and then when they let that energy out by running, they really go all out! Winter weather seems to bring out enthusiasm in many dogs, who will play in the snow and…