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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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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Why does my dog? Common behaviours explained!

Why does my dog circle before lying down? Circling before lying down is a deeply ingrained ancient behavior that hasn’t quite been bred out yet. Wild dogs did it to tamp down the tall grass and create a comfortable sleeping spot. It also serves as a safety precaution to scare away any snakes or large […]

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Flying the Friendly Skies with Pets

These days, more and more people are travelling by air with their pets.   If you are considering this there are a few things you should know. First of all, not all airlines allow pets, so before booking your flight make sure that the airline is indeed pet friendly and that they know your pet is […]

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Beach Safety for dogs in Nova Scotia

One of the things I love about the summer is going to the cottage with my family.  The dogs get so excited when they realize where we are headed!  Here are a few tips to help keep your Furry Beach Goers safe this summer at the shore. Know your beach.  Some beaches are less than […]

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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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Fun Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes Canine Rehabilitation Services, Animal Chiropractic, TCVM Consultations, Bloodwork for Referral Services, Wellness Exams, Vaccines and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. 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.