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Flea Myths

It’s September. A chill in the air can now be felt. Bugs should be a thing of the summer right?! Wrong! Fleas are a very common parasite yet there are still so many misconceptions about them.

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Be Aware: Ticks Are Still out There!

Fall can be one of the best seasons for getting you and your pet outside and into the fresh fall air. However, be aware that ticks are still out there, waiting, and looking for the perfect host for their next meal.

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Can I Get Lyme Disease from My Dog?

With the constantly increasing numbers of ticks in our area, it is only natural that Lyme disease is becoming more worrisome. Not only can this potentially fatal illness affect our furry family members, but it can impact human health as well.

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Map Displaying Areas at Risk for Ticks in Nova Scotia

While there once were specific areas in the province that were known to be at higher risk for ticks, it now seems to have become more of a general, widespread issue.

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When is Parasite Season in Nova Scotia?

When it’s the right time to start parasite prevention each year? The dreaded “parasite season” is upon us, and people flock to their clinics for parasite prevention products, but what is the true “parasite season” in Nova Scotia?

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The Risks of Being an Outdoor Cat

Cats are curious creatures who love to roam and explore. The outside world is full of birds to hunt, trees to climb and sun patches to roll in - so why doesn’t everyone let their cat go outside?

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Last updated: June 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies effective June 21, 2021. We are asking all clients to abide by our updated policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone, or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link. Please note that due to the high demand for appointments we are now seeing in the clinic, telemedicine options are very limited.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Thursday: 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:15 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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!

- Your dedicated team at Dartmouth Veterinary Hospital