Feeding Your Senior Pet

As your pet ages from a puppy/kitten, to an adult, to a senior animal, its nutritional requirements will also change. What your pet needs when it is young will not be the same as what it needs when it is older.

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Senior Pets and Changes to Veterinary Care

As much as we would love our furry family members to live forever, the sad truth is that they age much faster than humans.

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Feline Pancreatitis

Feline pancreatitis is a condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed due to an underlying pathological condition. Pancreatitis is most commonly seen in dogs, so many owners are surprised to find that their kitty companions can also be at risk.

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Student Veterinarian Experience

Hi! I’m Claire Whittaker, and I am in my third year of veterinary school at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI. This summer, I’ve been working at various PetFocus clinics throughout Dartmouth.

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The Importance of Check-Ups

Frequent checkups are important for both indoor and outdoor cats. Owners often believe that their indoor cats are not susceptible to flea infection, although this is not always the case. Preventative treatment of fleas is recommended for all cats in a household.

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Last updated: December 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Effective immediately, we will return to our Closed Door Protocols.


Please note, failure to comply with Covid-19 safety measures may result in revoked or restricted access.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED



Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? 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 PetWorks Veterinary Hospital