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Feline Health

When Gilbert Met Scrappy

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on May 2, 2017

Written by: Juanita Unfortunately, this is not a love story. Its not even a like story. It’s a story of hate and disgust, it’s a story of blood and gore. And unfortunately it is true. This is Gilbert. He’s a 4-year-old short haired grey tabby. He’s been known to be play aggressive which means after… Read More

Travel First Aid

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on September 12, 2016

By: Dr Jessica Rock. Here in the Maritimes we are heading into the fall, which is arguably the most enjoyable season in Atlantic Canada. Temperatures are comfortable, mosquitos and blackflies are on the decline, and water temperatures are at their annual highest. This is prime hiking, swimming, cottage, and camping season!  More and more, people… Read More

Get Enlightened about LASER Therapy

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on June 20, 2016

Veterinarians have learned a lot about how animals experience pain over the last thirty years. When I graduated from vet school in 1985, we were instructed that animals feel less pain and handle pain much better than their human counterparts. We were told that a little pain is OK because it discourages activity and that… Read More

What does Anxiety look like in your CAT?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on March 15, 2016

Fear is a normal response that enables a living creature to survive danger. Anxiety is an abnormal display of fear that, if allowed to build, can cause aggression. Most fearful pets do not show aggression but if the source of fear is not addressed or removed, aggression is a natural outcome. FEAR –> Freeze or… Read More

What Does Pain Look like in your Cat?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on December 29, 2015

You are in the best position to look for subtle changes of behaviours that indicate your cat is in pain. If your kitty is showing one or more of these behaviours he/she maybe hurting. By completing this assessment, you are helping us to identify possible painful conditions Please check all that apply: Vocalizing: _____ Meowing… Read More

Pets and Parasites: The Pet Owner Resource

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on June 12, 2015

Courtesy of Dr. Michelle We know that choosing the right parasite prevention product for your pet can be overwhelming. These days, there are so many products to choose from.. pills and topicals.. products that get fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, and any combination of those! We are always happy to help you make an informed decision… Read More

Seasonal Allergies – Our Pets Can Suffer With Them Too!

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on May 29, 2015

Courtesy of: Dr. Melissa   As much as we all love to feel the warmer weather every Spring, those of us with seasonal allergies can dread pollen season.  Did you know our pets can be affected as well? Dogs and cats exposed to airborne allergens from grasses/weeds/trees can get inflammation affecting their skin. This inflamed skin… Read More

Vaccinations – Why Are They So Important?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on May 11, 2015

Courtesy of: Dr. Melissa A very important part of preventive care for your pet is keeping them up to date on their vaccines. Many people ask us whey their pets need yearly vaccines when people get boosters much less frequently. At our hospital we follow the American Veterinary Association Vaccination Guidelines. These are based on… Read More

Truro Vet Says Good-Bye…To Declawing Cats

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on July 24, 2014

Courtesy of: Joye Truro Veterinary Hospital is very excited to announce that we are no longer performing declaw procedures on cats.  For many years, declawing has been the procedure of choice for any owners worried about their household furniture or being scratched by a cat who plays too rough.  However, the veterinary industry, like any medical field, is… Read More

A Story That Could Take Your Breath Away!

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on November 1, 2013

Courtesy of: Dr. Gwen Veterinarians practice veterinary medicine.  I always thought that it was an odd thing to say.  A hockey player practices slap shots or a student of music might practice the piano, but this type of practice allows for mistakes.  After all, how can one learn without making mistakes?  In veterinary medicine, however,… Read More

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