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Cuddles with Oscar- How a halifax dog makes a difference

Oscar is a 4 year old shih tzu and has been a registered therapy dog with St. John Ambulance for almost 3 years.  He is the official therapy dog for Mount Saint Vincent University and volunteers his time with the Counselling Services Department.  Most of his time is spent showing therapy clients to the office […]

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Understanding Fats and Oils in Home Prepared Pet Foods

Dietary fats are a source of energy for our pet’s bodies.  They contain twice as many calories per gram compared to protein or carbohydrates. Fats also provide texture and taste to meals. Additionally, they trigger the feeling of satiation or fullness which tell our cats and dogs when to stop eating.   Specific fats are […]

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Living the Rescue Life! In Halifax/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Our story of rescuing animals in Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia It is such a rewarding feeling to know you have made a difference in the life of an animal whose only dream is to be loved and cared for and knowing they will always have a home where they do not have to be afraid. My […]

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FAQ: Why to Veterinary Services in Dartmouth Cost… so Much…so Little?

The “Why do veterinary services cost so much?” is a question that I hear occasionally from friends, clients and even family! This blog will hopefully shed some light on the behind the scenes world of the veterinary practice. I got an inkling of the perceptual discord between what non-veterinary staff think veterinarians earn and the realty […]

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Why does my cat?

Interesting feline behavior: Do you ever wonder why cats do such weird things? There are many feline specific behaviors that have us asking those questions. We’ve attempted to find answers to some of the more common kitty-isms. Why does my cat rub its face on furniture, and other environmental surroundings? Cats interact with their environments […]

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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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Last updated: November 24, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including Canine Rehabilitation Services, Animal Chiropractic, TCVM Consultations, Bloodwork for Referral Services, Wellness Exams, Vaccines and more!



We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc.