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Crisp Leaves, Cool Air, and Ticks

With the cool weather already making appearances, many people think we are out of the woods with parasite prevention season.

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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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Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks are an external parasite that is growing in population here in Nova Scotia. They are eight-legged and seeking a blood meal from their hosts and have gained a reputation for being a shudder-inducing critter to stumble across. Due to their direct interaction with their host’s blood, disease transmission is common when they can stay […]

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Common Vet Myths – Tick Control

The Lyme vaccine negates the use of tick prevention – In a perfect world, we would have a routine vaccine that would prevent Lyme disease 100%. However, we do not have that luxury. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the Lyme vaccine and you need to discuss with your vet to ensure you get […]

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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: CLOSED
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