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2012

It’s The Most…Hazardous? Time Of The Year

Posted by trurovetblog on December 21, 2012

Courtesy of:  Carmen It’s that time of the year!  Busy, busy, busy!  The parties are starting, the decorations are going up and a variety of foods are being baked and consumed.  The holidays are upon us. During this festive time, many risks exist for our pets: Those pretty poinsettias that decorate our homes so beautifully… Read More

Trimming Your Dog’s Nails – A Step-By-Step Guide To Success

Posted by trurovetblog on December 7, 2012

Courtesy of:  Ashley Lots of pet owners cringe at the thought of having to trim Fluffy or Cujo’s nails.  Maybe it’s the thought of having to dress up in hockey gear to protect yourself, or the thought of “quicking” your pet and making them bleed that intimidates pet owners. Either way, with some training, most… Read More

Potty Training…In A Cat?!?!

Posted by trurovetblog on November 21, 2012

Courtesy of:  Dr. Melissa Shortly after graduating from vet school, my husband and I moved to Northern Alberta for work.  We had a 4 year-old cat (Folly), who I had adopted from the PEI Humane Society, and we thought it was time to get her a companion.  A few weeks later, after visiting a farm with a litter… Read More

Our Lost Souls Fund – Here For Animals In Need

Posted by trurovetblog on November 1, 2012

Courtesy of:  Ashley The Lost Souls Fund is a fund created and supported by the Truro Veterinary Hospital.  It was implemented with the knowledge that there are injured stray and abandoned animals in our community that need our help.  We thought we would share a few stories about the Fund and some of the animals… Read More

Never Trust A Vet Without A Pet

Posted by trurovetblog on October 26, 2012

Courtesy of:  Dr. Michelle This is a common saying heard jokingly amongst the veterinary community. Well, up until about two years ago, I was a vet without a pet. Sure, my parents still had my 20 year old cockatiel at their house, but since they live about 4000 miles away, I could hardly claim Puffy… Read More

Truro Vet is Celebrating Animal Health Week

Posted by trurovetblog on October 4, 2012

Come celebrate with us!  Animal Health Week (September 30 – October 6) is a national public awareness campaign organized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).  This year’s theme is “Preventive Veterinary Care…for the health of it!” Preventive veterinary care involves all of the things we can do to prevent problems before they get a chance to… Read More

To Brush Or Not To Brush?

Posted by trurovetblog on September 24, 2012

Courtesy of: Kaila I had worked at Truro Vet for almost a year when I got my puppy Indy, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.  By that time I knew EXACTLY all the things I was going to do to make sure that my puppy lived a long, happy and healthy life.  One of the… Read More

How A “Wisdom Tree” Can Heal A Family’s Heart

Posted by trurovetblog on September 17, 2012

Courtesy of:  Juanita Every time I look out my kitchen window I gaze fondly at my Wisdom tree.  You might be wondering “What’s a Wisdom tree?”   In March 2011 our beautiful orange tabby, Wisdom, was diagnosed with a rectal tumour.  It was surgically removed but after 3 months it reappeared.  Surgery was not an option… Read More

Changing The World – One Paw at a Time?

Posted by trurovetblog on September 11, 2012

For many years, pets who receive annual vaccinations with our hospital have been entitled to free monthly nail trims.  Many clients use this service each month to keep their pets’ toes looking their best.  Here at Truro Vet we are always looking for more ways to give back to our local, national and global communities. … Read More

Cushing’s Disease – The Scoop On Sparky

Posted by trurovetblog on August 27, 2012

Courtesy of:  Dr. Michelle Our last Facebook contest gave you the opportunity to guess what disease our 12 year old fictional dog Sparky had.  The correct answer was Cushing’s Disease (also known as hyperadrenocorticism, or HAC). HAC is a disease involving an excess of one or more adrenal gland steroids, most commonly cortisol.  We tend… Read More


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