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A Brief History of Flea Products

When I first started in this wonderful profession of Veterinary care in the late ’80’s (very late 80’s so not to date myself) the choice of flea and parasite prevention was very limited. There were powders that were smelly and dusty that only killed the adult flea that was on the pet at that time […]

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Treating Pets for Fleas All Year Round

I may be a little extra cautious – but I treat my pets all year round with flea products. I know that many people think that is crazy because (good) flea products aren’t cheap. The more I consider it, though, the happier I am with my decision.

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Flea Life Lessons

Have you ever been stressed out by fleas? I know I have. Fleas can be extremely annoying and uncomfortable; not only for your pet but for you as well. The first time I ever experienced fleas it was a nightmare.

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How Zoonosis Affects You and Your Pet

The definition of zoonosis is not the act of travelling to a zoo.  It is a term referring to the transmission of disease from one species to another.  An example of zoonosis would be roundworm.  Pets can carry roundworm.  Roundworms look like spaghetti and are very common in puppies and kittens.

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Fecal Testing, Deworming and a Peace of Mind

Annual fecal testing is a great way to help ensure your pet is free of intestinal parasites. While routine deworming does reduce the chances that your pet has intestinal parasites, not all parasites are covered by these products. With more rescue animals coming into Canada, the number of zoonotic (transmittable to humans) intestinal infections such as Coccidia and […]

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Kirsty's Farewell to CPVH

The past 5 years at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital have been incredible. Exciting, fun, challenging, heartbreaking, eye-opening, stressful, and at times, difficult; but amazing. Every day that passes, I have fallen more and more in love with animal medicine.

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Last updated: September 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

The province of Nova Scotia will enter Stage 5 of the COVID re-opening plan on September 15. Here is what Stage 5 will look like at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital:

  • Masks are required for all clients entering our hospital, as well as for all our staff
  • Telemedicine appointments are available to anyone who cannot wear a mask inside our hospital
  • 1 client per exam room allowed (exceptions will be made for end of life procedures)
  • Credit cards are the preferred method of payment
  • Curbside pickup of food and medication is still available. Please call ahead of time so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. A reminder that we require 48 hours notice for food and prescription orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 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 Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital