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Keeping Cool for Summer

  • July 5, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

It’s a hot one, and we’re only 2 weeks in. Long-term weather forecasts predict above normal temperatures across the Maritimes this year. Today’s temperature is a whopping 32° in Halifax. Temperatures like this affect the entire population, even our cats. Our pets feel the heat too, and while we’re in shorts and tees, they’re still Continue Reading

Porcupines & Quills

  • June 6, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

The Myths and the Facts With the arrival of summer fast approaching, porcupines will soon be walking among our four-legged family members. We thought we’d share some interesting facts and bust some common myths about the prickly porcupine. The Porcupine: Porcupines are most active at night (nocturnal) but are often found foraging for food during Continue Reading

How do you keep a skunk from smelling?

  • June 5, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Plug it’s nose! Sorry guys, but there is no magical solution to keep the skunk from smelling in the first place. When our pets get skunked we’re left to clean up the mess on our own. I have a sneaking suspicion that putting Fido in the car and taking him to the vet or groomer Continue Reading

Double the Trouble – Fun in the Sun

  • June 4, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’ve been enjoying taking Dudley and Fiona on longer walks, and out to socialize with other dogs on the trails. They love getting out of the house for some fun in the sun. Since I didn’t have the pups last summer, we didn’t get a chance to go Continue Reading

Caution with Collars

  • May 16, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

As the saying goes “You live and you learn.” Dudley and Fiona have become the best of friends. They like to spend all of their time together, and are rarely ever apart. They play great together, but sometimes they can get a little rough. The sofas in our living room have become their personal jump Continue Reading

An update on Rudy: “Rudolph’s Journey Continues…”

  • May 7, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

In January 2013, we posted a survival story of dear little Rudy. Rudy had been rushed to us for medical treatment of injuries he sustained. Months later Rudy’s recovery process continues under the loving supervision of his mum, Coleen. I know many of you have asked over the past several months for updates on Rudy, Continue Reading

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