Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives is a referral based veterinary practice dedicated to Animal Rehabilitation, Veterinary Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Animal Chiropractic. Diagnostics and conventional treatments are required through the patient's conventional practice prior to referral. Any ongoing diagnostics and medication prescriptions and refills will be performed by the referring conventional veterinarian. Our focus is on our unique modalities and supportive patient care.

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Meridith’s Musings on Pet Food Options

I went in search of my answers (mostly bugging Dr. Bishop in the process) and found that when it comes to expense, it’s true that home preparing and whole food diets can be more expensive but in the long run you’re looking at an all-over healthier animal which means less visits to the vet. In […]

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Acupuncture at Full Circle: Aussie’s Cough

Acupuncture is a very powerful healing tool that we frequently think of for treating pain related to muscles and boney problems; however, it can also be an excellent treatment for respiratory, some cardiac problems and gastrointestinal disease.  Some animals with epilepsy have benefited from acupuncture as well.  At Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives in Dartmouth, we […]

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Preventive Health care at Full Circle Vet- Keeping Halifax/Dartmouth pets at their peak!

When should you bring your pet to the vet? When they are vomiting, have diarrhea, are itchy or just off? Yes, these are very important times to seek medical intervention. This is reactive medicine. But what about when they are perfectly normal? Wagging tails or purring up a storm- why should you bring your pet […]

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Finn’s Story- a Dartmouth Street cat’s second chance

In our house we have a rule that only “rescue” type pets join our family.  Mostly their backgrounds and how we came by them are fairly unremarkable – except for Finn the cat. About a year and a half ago we considered that our family was big enough with two greyhounds, two parakeets and two […]

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Pearl: An Integrated Approach to Kidney Failure

Pearl is a 3 year old, domestic shorthair cat who joined her owner’s family by crying at their back door during Hurricane Earl. Her caregivers came home from travelling to discover that Pearl had suddenly become listless, had poor appetite and was urinating and drinking a lot. Pearl went to her conventional veterinarian in Truro […]

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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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