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  • April Showers bring … puddles and ticks (Part 1): Leptospirosis

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    By: Dr. Emma Bush One of the five main vaccines that are used for our canine pets in the Maritimes Provinces is the Leptospirosis vaccine. But what is Leptospirosis, and why do we care so much about preventing it? What is it? Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can affect the liver, kidneys and even…


  • 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…


  • Preparing for the Summer: Blue-green algae

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    By Dr. Emma Bush                 As the sun sets later and the days get warmer, we look forward to spending more time outdoors with our four-legged companions. Whether it be on the hiking trails, in a field playing fetch, or swimming at the ocean or the lake. With warmer weather, there are multiple concerns that…


  • April Showers bring … puddles and ticks (Part 2): Lyme disease

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    By Dr. Emma Bush A few weeks ago we shared about one of the five main vaccines that we use for our canine pets in the Maritime Provinces: the Leptospirosis vaccine. Today we will be talking about another common vaccine for dogs that protects against a different type of bacterial infection: Lyme Disease. What is…


  • Parasites and Parasite prevention products (Part 2): Intestinal Parasites

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    By: Dr. Emma Bush (DVM) When we think about parasite prevention products, we often think about external parasites like fleas and ticks. However, prevention of internal (intestinal) parasites (included, but not limited to worms) is also important for your dogs and cats. This is done through what is commonly called deworming. Deworming is recommended monthly,…


  • Parasites and Parasite prevention products (Part 1): Fleas and Ticks

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    By: Dr. Emma Bush, DVM The most common external parasites of dogs and cats that we see are fleas and ticks. There are both oral and topical preventative products to protect against one or both of these parasites. Most products are given monthly; however, some can last for longer durations. It is recommended to give…


  • A Less Romantic Type of Valentine: Heartworm By Dr. Emma Bush

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    In February we often think about and send one another love hearts and valentines. However, today I wanted to talk about a less romantic type of heart-lover. This is the parasite heartworm. What is Heartworm? Heartworm (or Dirofilaria immitis) is a large worm that, in its adult stage, lives in the heart and pulmonary (blood…


  • Dental Health Month

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    Did you know that our pets get dental disease just like we do? Plaque and calculus buildup, gingivitis, gum erosion and broken and infected teeth are some, but not all, of the common dental concerns that we see in dogs and cats. Bacteria are attracted to teeth as soon as within hours of being cleaned.…


  • New Year, New Pet Part 2 – Information on spaying and neutering your new cat or dog

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    One of the most important things to think about when getting a new cat or dog is spaying and neutering. This is an important consideration to prevent various health concerns. For females, these include breast cancer and infection of the uterus (pyometra). For males, testicular cancer and infection of the prostate. For both, surgical sterilization…


  • 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…