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Holistic Treatments and Therapies

Here at Full Circle Veterinary Alt., we pride ourselves with providing our clients with a variety of holistic treatments and therapies. Read about all of our services below!

 

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Puppy and Kitten Care

Your new family member is a precious treasure- check out our puppy and kitten services to keep them healthy and happy!

 

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Senior Pet Awareness Month

We are celebrating senior pets! They are special in so many ways and we know senior pets need special care, but what should we do for them? How should we care for them to keep them healthy, happy and comfortable?

 

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Welcome to Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc. in Dartmouth, NS

Our dynamic, passionate and dedicated customer care team wants you to experience inspired, integrated veterinary health care. Our broadly educated veterinarians, technologists and support staff meld conventional veterinary medicine with diverse special interest fields including: nutrition (customized raw or cooked home prepared feeding plans), acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, animal chiropractic, canine rehabilitation, Bowtech®, feline friendly medicine and more.

The provincial veterinary licensing body, the NSVMA (Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association) conducts regular on-site inspections of all veterinary practices. This assures us that our hospital facilities meet all the provincial standards.

Our philosophy has always been to strive for the most comfortable environment and positive experience possible for our clients, their pets and our staff. To this end, we have always covered our exam table with comfortable fleece, worked on the floor with any larger dogs, and sometimes in the sink for cats who feel safer snuggled there! We provide no-slip foam play mats for dogs with difficulties standing on slippery floor surfaces. We keep plants in our reception area and in outdoor flower boxes in the summer. A mix of neutral, abstracted landscapes, original drawings and photos of some of our favourite furry friends also enhance our décor.

Our clients, while focused in the Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford area come from as far away as Los Angeles. They all have a deep commitment to the well-being of their non-human family members and an interest in moving beyond the limits of conventional medicine. Take the first step and join us.

Meet the Team
I've been taking my cats to Full Circle for well over a decade, I have never been disappointed with the…

Bronwen Trim-macdonald

Great vet for rehab and sports dogs. Our dogs love Full Circle

Trevor Gallant

So nice to find a vet that genuinely cares about my dogs overall well being rather than over vaccinating or…

Stephanie Hayes

After a visit today for Blondie,a 13 year old malti/poddle,with Dr Fisher,I want to comment on this fine person and…

Barrie Macfarlane

Although this is a small hospital that outsources some diagnostic tests, my fuzzy family will always return here for care.…

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Carrots for your Dogs

Most dogs love carrots. They enjoy the crunch and chewiness of a raw carrot and the taste of cooked carrots especially if flavoured with a little butter. Carrots are also nutritious; although to make the most of the nutrients breaking down the cell walls by fine chopping or light steaming is needed.

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Dietary Optimization: Fats in Dog and Cat Diets

We all want our dog and/or cat to have shining fur, to be mentally bright and physically fit. We know that how we feed our furry family members has a huge impact on their health and well-being. We worry about protein levels to maintain muscles mass and to keep carbohydrate levels low for minimizing inflammation.  We make sure the calcium and phosphorus levels are puppy and kitten appropriate.  But do we pay enough attention to the fats in our pet foods?

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