Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Parasites

All cats, even indoor cats, are at risk for parasites that can make them, and you, very sick. Below is a list of the external and internal parasites that your feline family member should be protected from.

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Feline Leukemia

Feline leukemia virus suppresses a cat’s immune system and increases their risk of infection, anemia and cancer. Cats are more likely to become infected when they are young, but may not show signs for years.

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Diseases Transmitted from Pets to People

There is no denying the benefits of having dogs and cats in our life, but as is true with all things, there are many downsides that some owners are unaware of such as diseases that can be passed on to humans.

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Lyme Vaccine vs Tick Prevention

Lyme disease is becoming a larger and more important topic in the veterinary community. Not only because of its risk towards our pets, but also for the rick it poses towards humans. Lyme disease is a bacterial disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is transmitted by the Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis). Most doctors will tell you that […]

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The 4Dx Plus Test

The 4Dx Plus Test, from Idexx Reference Laboratories, is a blood test that can be run at Bedford South Veterinary Hospital. It is recommended to run this test annually to help prevent the following tick-borne diseases:

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How to Safely Remove Ticks from Your Dog or Cat

Ticks are an epidemic in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Last updated: July 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at PetFocus Veterinary Hospital - Bedford South