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Keeping Senior Pets Mobile— The Natural Way

Full Circle clients are dedicated to their senior pets. They want their pet’s golden years to be the best years of their lives. Our veterinarians realize that mobility plays a major role in a senior pet’s quality of life. Medications are available but what are your options if you prefer to treat your pet more […]

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

Here’s a situation that commonly occurs in the cat world; your cat has gone to see his/her vet for blood in the urine. Your veterinarian has done a series of tests and tells you that your cat has Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC).  Stress and episodes of FIC are frequently linked. This blog will highlight some […]

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Welcome Dr. Kelly McInnis!

Dr. Kelly McInnis -Born and raised in the city of Halifax -BSc from Dalhousie University -DVM from Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC)   Dr. McInnis has been practicing veterinary medicine in the HRM since her graduation from the AVC in 1997. With special interests in behavior and preventive medicine, Dr. McInnis is available to ensure you […]

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Full Circle Vets Investigates Food for Felines

As in all things, cats are unique or at least different from humans or dogs in some very important facets of nutrition.  We all need proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.  Humans need complex carbohydrates and dogs do quite well as scavenging omnivores eating moderate carbohydrate diets.  Cats, however, are true carnivores and metabolize carbohydrates inefficiently. […]

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Does My Cat Need A Checkup??

At Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives in Dartmouth, we believe that all cats, including indoor cats, need a yearly physical exam.  Cats are great at pretending and hiding the fact that they are ill. Here are a few types of behaviour you might see if your cat isn’t feeling well: hiding sleeping more urinating or defecating outside […]

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halloween puppy

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.