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Staff Pets: Rooney the Greyhound!

  • June 9, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

If you have ever seen a greyhound run, you know that they are FAST. They tend to bide their energy through lengthy naps, and then when they let that energy out by running, they really go all out! Winter weather seems to bring out enthusiasm in many dogs, who will play in the snow and Continue Reading

Ellen Horne

  • November 9, 2020
  • Crystal Craig

Ellen graduated as a registered veterinary technician from Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in 2016. She was born and raised in Enfield, Nova Scotia and has had a love of animals from a very young age. When she is not working at the clinic she enjoys curling up with a good book or hiking with her dog Continue Reading

Shyla Moores

  • Crystal Craig

Shyla graduated from the Maritime Business College Veterinary Technician Program in 2017. She was born in Dartmouth NS, but moved to Stewiacke in 2002. When Shyla is not working at the clinic she enjoys spending her time with her spouse, son, daughter and their mini zoo Continue Reading

Have you checked your pets mouth lately?

  • February 4, 2020
  • courtneysherlock

Did you know that dogs and cats need oral care too? In fact, dogs and cats have similar oral care needs to that of people. It is one of the most common health concerns found during an exam. We know that 85% of pets have periodontal disease by the age of 3. Periodontal disease is Continue Reading

Fun With Cats!

  • June 23, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

5 Ways to HAVE FUN with your Cat! Cats have acquired many reputations as their media portrayal is always changing, but a persistent belief that continues to show up is that cats are lazy and uncooperative. Some people would probably say, “If you want a fun animal, get a dog!” The truth is that there Continue Reading

Why do they do that?

  • June 2, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

Feces eating in Dogs and Cats: Why do they do that?!! Eating feces (known as coprophagia) is a frustrating thing. You may have a dog or cat that is constantly trying to eat their own (or others) feces and unfortunately this can be a hard habit to break. There is nothing worse than chasing your Continue Reading

Crazy Things Pets Eat!

  • March 5, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

In the run of a year, we find ourselves needing to do surgery on both dogs and cats to remove “foreign bodies” from their digestive tract because for some reason they thought they should eat things they shouldn’t!  Here are some of the most common, and some of the strangest things, we have seen.   Continue Reading

Ear Infections

  • courtneysherlock

Many pet owners will experience their pet having an ear infection. Ear infections can be acute or chronic and generally have a successful outcome when treated properly. Symptoms of ear infections include head shaking, itching/scratching/pawing at ears or side of face, redness and inflammation, debris in ear(s), painful ear(s) (not willing to be touched/scratched there), Continue Reading

Common Winter Injuries in Dogs

  • courtneysherlock

While some dogs avoid the cold and snow, others love to run and play in all types of weather!  For the most part, playing/walking/running in the snow is great exercise and is safe for all dogs to do.  Sometimes we will see problems in bad weather if they overdo it or have an accident. The Continue Reading

Hazardous Human Foods Pets Should Avoid

  • courtneysherlock

We all like to give our pets some special treats every once in a while.  There are many foods that are obvious to avoid.  However, some foods are not that obvious.  Below is a list of common human foods to avoid. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages and food products made with alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, ataxia, Continue Reading