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Dental Case #3 – Cat’s Are Tougher Than Us!

  • February 7, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By Emily Burnie Eeyore is a 6 year old, male (neutered) domestic shorthair cat that had horrible teeth, but was hiding it very well! His owner booked an appointment because she noticed his breath was getting worse and she was concerned about his teeth, but she reported he was eating and drinking the same as Continue Reading

Chronic Dental Disease

  • February 6, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Pet of the Week! By Emily Burnie Diva is a 10 year old, female, Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie).  She was spayed when she was 6 months old, and that’s when her dental trouble started! At that time she has “retained deciduous canine teeth” meaning her baby canine teeth had not fallen out, but her adult teeth Continue Reading

Dental Diets – How do they work?

  • February 4, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Coleen Pride Did you know there are 3 great dental diet foods available that will help reduce or prevent tartar and plaque from building up? The dental diets that we carry are unlike many diets available on the market.  They do not break apart like regular dry kibble, instead they have a hard mechanical Continue Reading

Double the Trouble – Introduction to the Terrible Twosome.

  • February 3, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Raising Two Puppies My name is Diane Breton, I am a registered veterinary technician here at the Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital. Some of you may know me, some of you may not. I have been working here since August of 2012 and have come to love the clients and staff here. I recently adopted Continue Reading

Tooth concerns? Sink your teeth into this

  • January 29, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

We here at the Village Veterinary Clinic would like to take a moment to make everyone aware of the importance of regular oral care for your furry family members. Just like you, your pet requires dental care. Routine professional care from your veterinary team combined with regular home care is vital to keeping teeth and Continue Reading

Pet Insurance

  • Courtney Sherlock

Dr. Colleen Skavinsky is the chief veterinary officer at PetSecure pet health insurance (www.petsecure.com), bringing over 21 years of veterinary knowledge and compassionate understanding of the family-pet bond to her work. Through her work with police dogs and their devoted human partners, she has developed a special interest in the exciting challenges of medicine and Continue Reading

Our SPCA Pet of the Week

  • January 24, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Dr. Alison Pollard On December 18th, Provincial SPCA officers called to tell us they had a kitten in need of medical assistance and were rushing him over to see us. When they arrived, we met Rudy! Rudy was approximately 12 weeks old but he had already met with some very bad luck. Both hind Continue Reading

Don’t forget about parasite control

  • January 23, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Don’t forget about parasite control ust because it’s winter… Fleas, worms and even ticks are out there, just waiting for Fido or Fluffy! By: Emily Burnie Not only does it not get cold enough, for long enough in Nova Scotia to kill most parasites, but many of them can live indoors in our warm, cozy Continue Reading

Revolution

  • January 22, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Revolution is a once-a-month treatment that protects your pets and your home against external parasites such as fleas, ticks, ear mites and mange and internal parasites such as heart worm, round worm, and hook worm. It is a broad-spectrum, liquid medication that is easily applied to your pets’ skin and can be used preventively or Continue Reading

Pet Insurance: Can you afford not to?

  • January 17, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By Dr Courtney Sherlock Even the most caring pet parents are often unprepared to handle expensive veterinary treatments and surgeries that accidents or illness can bring. For instance should your pet ingest a foreign body that requires surgery to remove, treatment costs may range from $800-2000. Or, if your cat develops urinary crystals and becomes Continue Reading