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Adverse Vaccine Reactions

Vaccination has provided our pets and us with a freedom from fear of certain diseases.  I am personally grateful to have received Polio vaccination as a child and avoiding the years in a wheelchair that my Great Aunt Alice faced after surviving polio as a young girl.  I am also personally grateful that I will […]

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Iliopsoas strains in performance dogs

Injury to the muscle can occur from traumatic events like the dog slipping and ‘splay legging’, from repetitive over use (which often occurs in agility), or if the pet has a concurrent injury causing them to chronically tuck the pelvis and hold the hip in a flexed position to protect the other injury/painful area. Mild […]

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Helping your Dog Beat the Heat!

1. Avoid leaving your dog outside. Even if your dog has water and shade, leaving your dog exposed to high heat and humidity increases his risk for heat stroke. 2.  Be sure to exercise your dog in the early morning and evening on hot days. Dogs are only able to release heat from their body […]

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Feline Friendly Vet Visits

It’s true! Most cats would rather do anything than visit the vet clinic. The American Association of Feline Practitioners reports that 60% of cats ‘hate’ going to the veterinarian; that the very idea is stressful for both the cat and the owners. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to reduce the stress of coming to […]

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Pilates for Pooches

  Pilates instructors understand the importance of core strength in humans.  But did you know that it is just as important in dogs?  And that just like with people, most dogs do not have a strong core?   At Full Circle we advocate strong cores for all your family members, whether they run around Dartmouth on […]

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Fun Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Treats for everyone! Many human treats on Halloween are toxic to pets.

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