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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Agility Associated Injuries

We ask a lot of our dogs in agility.   We ask them to run, jump, balance, climb and turn–  all at high speeds, and often being told at the very last second where they are going next.   They love us, and they love to play—so they do their best for us.  However sometimes we don’t […]

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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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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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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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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.