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Read our blog for information about a variety of medical conditions in cats and dogs, as well as advice for monitoring and managing your pet's health at home.

What to Do if My Dog Eats a Battery

In this age of technology, batteries can be found in more and more devices around the home. Unfortunately, our canine companions often turn these devices into chew toys, which can lead to dangerous situations. Here, our team at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital shares the dangers that can occur if your dog chewed on or ate a battery and what you should do.

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My Cat Won't Stop Vomiting: When to Worry

If your cat throws up after eating or occasionally leaves a hairball lying on your floor, you may begin to wonder if there is something more serious going on. Here, our veterinary specialists in Halifax discuss why your cat may be throwing up, the symptoms they might be experiencing, and what to do if your cat keeps vomiting.

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My Pet Can't Stand & Keeps Falling: Causes & What to Do

It can be stressful to notice sudden changes in your pet's behaviour - and even more concerning to see them feeling ill or falling down. Here, our veterinary team in Halifax shares some potential reasons your dog or cat can't stand up or is staggering like they are drunk, what signs to watch for, and how they may be treated.

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Dogs Eating Grass: Why they do it and is it safe?

Our veterinarians at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital see furry companions from across Halifax and Dartmouth who have spent a little too much time chomping on the lawn. This can result in potentially serious internal conditions and infections. But why do dogs eat grass, what are the pros and cons, and is it ever safe for them to do so?

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How to Recognize and Help a Choking Cat or Dog

Choking is a veterinary emergency that can happen when it's least expected. Knowing how to provide care and the steps to take in these situations can help. Here, our veterinarians at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital share what to do if your dog or cat is choking, what the signs are, and when you should seek emergency care.

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What is a veterinary specialist?

If your pet requires advanced diagnostics or treatment your primary care veterinarian may refer your pet to a board-certified veterinary specialist. Specialist vets provide care for animals that goes beyond the scope of standard veterinary care.

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When to Visit an Emergency Veterinarian

Emergencies can happen when you least expect them, but knowing which steps to take and how to manage the situation safely and efficiently can save your pet's life. Here, we discuss situations that warrant a trip to our emergency vets in Halifax.

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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery for Dogs: Procedure & Recovery

For dogs who have torn their cranial cruciate ligament, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery may be a suitable treatment option. Our veterinarians in Halifax explain the procedure and what to expect as your pup recovers. 

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Does my pet need emergency care?

Veterinary emergencies can happen to our pets at any time. You might find it difficult to decide whether your cat or dog needs emergency care. Our veterinarians in Halifax explain which situations require emergency care and what to do in these circumstances. 

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Signs of Heart Disease in Cats

Heart disease is a serious health condition for cats that severely affects the heart's ability to circulate blood. Left untreated, it can lead to congestive heart failure. In this post, our Halifax veterinarians share the types, symptoms, and treatment options for this disease. 

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