Pet Protection: Keeping Your Animals Safe On Halloween
Halloween is best when the whole family has fun, and family includes any dogs, cats, or other household pets. Halloween can be distressing for animals, but with proper precautions, they too can have a safe, happy holiday: 1. Keep Them Clear of Candy As tasty as they are to humans, Halloween candies are not suitable Continue Reading
4 Ways to Keep Your Cat in Tiptop Shape!
Cats mostly keep indoors, and they are great lovers of sleep during the day. Therefore maintaining their fitness can be quite a challenge. However the job has been simplified courtesy of some tried and true pointers put together in the following ways: Create playtime for your cat Bring home a catnip toy or a laser Continue Reading
How to keep your pet safe this summer?
Summertime is family fun time, and pets are part of our family. We are outside more, and so are they. Some families even pack their pets up and take them on trips, especially camping trips. But just as emergency room visits go up for people during warm weather, so do veterinary visits rise for dogs Continue Reading
Indoor Cats are NOT Disease Free
Why your Indoor Cat needs a Yearly Physical Exam By keeping your cat indoors only, you are preventing her from coming in contact with other animals/wildlife, run-ins with cars, and many infectious diseases. This saves millions of cats’ lives each year. However, millions of cats die from diseases from which we cannot protect them (inside Continue Reading
Understanding what our Surgery Offers
You may have been hearing a lot lately about how there can be quite a bit of variation amongst veterinary hospitals when it comes to spays and neuters. Here at Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital we want to explain what is included with our surgeries so you can fully understand the process and have an Continue Reading
Common Eye Problems
Conjunctivitis – Dogs What? Conjunctivitis is a medical term for infection or inflammation of the eye, similar to Pink Eye in people. In dogs, this is usually due to contagious bacteria that dogs can get from each other. Symptoms: The eyes will usually get red, squinty and often produce a green-yellow mucous discharge. Although both eyes Continue Reading
Easter Lilies are Toxic to Cats
By: Dr. Crystal Craig Most people are aware of chocolate, onions and grapes being toxic to dogs. But did you know that Lilies are extremely toxic to cats? In fact, other members of the lily family have been found to be toxic, including the day lily and the tiger lily (although there’s no need to Continue Reading
By: Dr. Crystal Craig If there’s one thing that concerns me as a veterinarian, it’s seeing fearful puppies. Occasionally I see a new pup for the first vaccine who is a little ball of fear- afraid of strangers, resists touch and even attempts to bite or growl. If this is your puppy, now is the Continue Reading
Getting to know Dr. Prowse
Education: DVM University of Guelph, B.Sc. University of Prince Edward Island, B.A. Dalhousie University, Hometown: Truro, Nova Scotia Personal: Family pets include two dogs, St. John and Pepper, and two cats, Simon and Racer. Dr. Prowse lives in Truro, Nova Scotia and is married to Pam. Together they have a son Bradley and a daughter Continue Reading
Why do senior wellness testing?
By: Dr. Crystal Craig The majority of pets will not show signs of many illnesses, until very late in the disease process. Since pets age faster than people, we recommend beginning regular testing by the age of eight years in both dogs and cats. Blood work for senior pets can help us to detect hidden Continue Reading