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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Camping with dogs in Nova Scotia

Many people in Halifax/Dartmouth pack up the car and head out of the city for some rest and relaxation during the summer months.  Camping is becoming increasingly popular, and taking the dog with you can make the experience a full family vacation. Check ahead:  All Nova Scotia provincial parks allow pets, but it is always […]

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Socializing the New Puppy

There are two things on every new puppy owner’s mind: Housetraining and socializing. The former is obvious: Nobody wants a pup who potties on the rug. The latter is important because if a puppy isn’t properly socialized in the first 20 weeks of life to a variety of situations, there could be a lifelong fear […]

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Selecting a new pet- tips from a tech!

Going to the breeders or shelter to select a new friend is a very exciting process, as well as an overwhelming one. How do you know which one will make a good companion for yourself and your family for the next decade (or longer!)? For this blog I am going to speak about the two most […]

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Kids, Pets and Parasites

There is nothing cuter than watching our kids and pets crawl all over each other.    It’s a bond that we want to nurture.  Interacting with pets can help teach our children to be gentle, compassionate and loving.  At Full Circle Vets we believe that when children and pets are interacting so closely, parasite prevention is […]

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The Heart of the Matter

Heartworm is a potentially serious, but preventable condition, caused by the infection of parasitic worms, which live in the heart, and in blood vessels. Heartworm has been reported in Canada, with the highest concentrations in Southern ON, but with occurrences in Atlantic provinces, including Nova Scotia. It primarily affects dogs in this region, but can […]

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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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