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The Geriatric Cat

“He’s just slowing down” is something that we often hear in veterinary medicine. Often, cats will come in for annual wellness exams with symptoms that may seem like they are just ‘ageing,’ when in reality, these can be symptoms of illness.

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10 Reasons Why Pets Make the Best Coworkers

Here are some reasons why pets working with pets is the best:

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Catch up on Catnip

Catnip is a flowered plant that contains a chemical ingredient called nepetalactone. This chemical often has a stimulating effect on cats, triggering a behavioural response. This happens when they breathe it in.

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The Importance of Spaying Your Pet

What is spaying? Spaying is when veterinarians surgically remove the reproductive organs from your female companion. This procedure requires your pet to undergo general anesthesia. Our clinic performs two surgical techniques, “ovariectomy” – removal of the ovaries and “ovariohysterectomy” – removal of the ovaries and uterus. These are two very common techniques and are performed […]

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Litterbox Misbehaviour: Bad to Good

A client called about some trouble she was having with her cat “Marbles”. She was very concerned because “Marbles” had recently started urinating outside of the litter-box. The owner had found urine in her tub, in her bathroom sink and on a pile of clothes that was in her closet. I found out that “Marbles” […]

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Dartmouth Vet Hospital took wonderful care of my first dog. Maggie had some behavioural issues, all the staff were amazing…

Jaime Aitken

My wife brought our puppy in this morning. We were extremely worried. They saw him very quickly, were kind, compassionate…

Dave Snow

We’ve been with Dartmouth vet a long time! My boy is super nervous but always has a good time here.…

Marcy Lecky-nickerson

Dr. O’Leary was absolutely amazing as was Amanda . Dr. O’Leary took care of any concerns and questions, explained what…

Nyssa G.

This is the most patient and caring staff I have ever encountered. I have been with them for almost 10…

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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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