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Have you checked your pets mouth lately?

  • February 4, 2020
  • Courtney Sherlock

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

Hazardous Human Foods Pets Should Avoid

  • March 5, 2019
  • Diane Breton

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

Cat Carriers

  • September 5, 2017
  • Diane Breton

We understand that visits to the veterinarian can feel like a huge ordeal to cat owners, and it oftentimes starts at home with the cat carrier being pulled from storage and…where did Kitty go? Stress only goes up from there, with “the chase” of searching the house for your cat, wrangling them into their carrier, Continue Reading

Why do cats “spray”?

  • January 23, 2017
  • Diane Breton

Are you having an issue with your cat spraying urine around your house? We’ve got some explanations to this unpleasant, but natural cat behavior as well as some recommendations on how to address it in your home. Remember not to punish your cat for urine spraying. Punishment can lead to fear-related aggression, reduces the bond Continue Reading

Halloween and your Pets

  • October 6, 2016
  • Diane Breton

Halloween may be a barrel of laughs for people who love to dress up in costumes and party, but most pets aren’t quite as fond of the holiday as people are. The doorbell rings far too often and is usually accompanied by loud children; there’s enough candy to make a pack of wolves sick; fearful pets can Continue Reading

How to keep your pet safe this summer?

  • August 5, 2015
  • Courtney Sherlock

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

  • February 23, 2015
  • Courtney Sherlock

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

  • September 30, 2014
  • Courtney Sherlock

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

  • September 30, 2014
  • Courtney Sherlock

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

  • April 14, 2014
  • Courtney Sherlock

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