Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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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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Canine Body Awareness

Ways to keep your Halifax/Dartmouth dog in tip-top form! At Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives we are advocates of preventive veterinary medicine.  This means that we wish to give you the best advice on how to keep your pet healthy and prevent health problems, not just treat disease once it is present. As a Certified Canine […]

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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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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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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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Fun Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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

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Last updated: July 23, 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!

Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

OPERATING HOURS

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.