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Breed of the Month: Devon Rex

The Devon Rex originated in Devonshire England in 1959. A woman named Beryl Cox found a stray kitten that had a curly coat, and she named him Kirlee. The mother cat was straight haired, but there was a cat colony at an old tin mine near her house where she had seen some other curly haired cats. The Devon Rex is an energetic and active breed. They have a very playful and outgoing nature and love to be involved in anything that you are doing. Interactive toys will help keeps this breed occupied and out of trouble. Devons are very affectionate and are great with other pets and children. They are very social and are not shy when guests visit the house. If you are looking for an intelligent, playful and social cat who is very family orientated, then the Devon Rex may be the right breed for you!

Weight:

  • Male: 5-10 lbs.
  • Female: 5-10 lbs.

Features:

  • Medium sized cat
  • Wedge-shaped head
  • Prominent cheek-bones
  • Large ears, low set and wide at base, tapering to rounded tips
  • Large oval eyes; can be in any colour
  • Long slender and muscular body
  • Broad chest
  • Long legs and tail
  • Full bodied, wavy fur
  • Coat colours and patterns include: any colour or pattern

Expectations:

  • Tendency to vocalize: Moderate
  • Affection level: High
  • Child-friendly: High
  • Dog-friendly: High
  • Energy level: High
  • Grooming: Low
  • Shedding: Low
  • Health issues: Moderate
  • Intelligence: High
  • Average Lifespan: 9-15 years

Common Health Problems:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Patellar luxation

Written by: Kylie, CCR

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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 vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, 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 Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- 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 West Hill Animal Clinic