We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dentistry at Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives

Ever wonder what happens to your dog or cat after you bring them to us for a dental cleaning? Do they REALLY need general anesthetic? Why can’t you just wait in the waiting room and take them home when they’re done? Why do they have to stay for the afternoon? I’m going to try and […]

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Full Circle Vets Presents: All EARS Part One

Healthy ears This blog series expands on some of the tips to help our Full Circle Vet readers understand the normal mammalian ear. The ingredients to look for and to avoid in ear cleaners and a deeper look at the principles of caring for inflamed or infected ears both conventionally and from a holistic medicine […]

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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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How to Desensitize Your Dog to Having his Nails Clipped

   Does your dog run away when he sees you pull out the nail clippers? Does he fidget, get nervous, or try to bite when you clip his nails? Don’t give up! It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s possible to get your dog to accept and even like having his nails done, using […]

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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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.461.0951. We will take a history of your pet over the phone, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, we will call to discuss our recommended treatment plan over the phone and then return to your vehicle with your pet. Please ensure your pet has a properly fitted collar or is in a secure carrier. Please remove any additional clothing or blankets prior to our staff handling our patients to minimize risk to our team.

2. We are still OPEN but are now working in two shifts with reduced hours, reduced staff numbers and a need to close for extensive cleaning between shifts. Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus. You may see our team members wearing additional protective gear when interacting with our clients and patients.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc.