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4Dx Testing

  • March 10, 2020
  • courtneysherlock

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 Continue Reading

Lyme Disease

  • March 6, 2020
  • courtneysherlock

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 Continue Reading

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month!

  • August 27, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

Although we spend our entire year trying to make sure all of our feline patients are happy and healthy, September is the OFFICIAL month to celebrate! It is a common misconception that cats are self-reliant and don’t need as much attention as dogs. Cats are extremely social creatures, and require the same amount of care Continue Reading

The Importance of a Microchip

  • May 16, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

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 radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip Continue Reading

5 Ways to HAVE FUN with your Cat!

  • courtneysherlock

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 Continue Reading

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

  • courtneysherlock

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 Continue Reading

Crazy Things Pets Eat!

  • March 5, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

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.   Continue Reading

Ear Infections

  • courtneysherlock

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), Continue Reading

Common Winter Injuries in Dogs

  • courtneysherlock

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 Continue Reading

Meet Nepeta!

  • courtneysherlock

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 Continue Reading