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Our Patients First Visit to the Veterinarian 2020

  • May 4, 2020
  • courtneysherlock

Your furry friends are part of our family here at EPVVH! We are always welcoming new patients, and we love showing them off!                 Continue Reading

Have you checked your pet’s mouth lately?

  • courtneysherlock

Did you know that dogs and cats need oral care too? In fact, dogs and cats have similar oral care needs to that of people. It is one of the most common health concerns found during an exam. We know that 85% of pets have periodontal disease by the age of three. Periodontal disease is Continue Reading

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!

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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 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

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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), Continue Reading