Chronic Dental Disease
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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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?
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
Arthritis and Mobility – Nutraceuticals
Nutraceuticals By Andrea Marshall “Nutraceuticals” – Glucosamine and Chondroitin help rebuild damaged cartilage while Omega Fatty Acids help decrease inflammation by altering the chemical pathways that cause inflammation. Your pet may be taking one of these… but what are they, and how do they work? Glucosamine – in the body is used to provide the Continue Reading