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Dental Health Night!

Join us and Dr. Gawen Thompson on February 6th at 7:30 pm to learn about dental health! More information below:

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Human treats are NOT pet treats Keep the candy bowl out of reach! Chocolate (in all forms), especially dark chocolate, is toxic to dogs and cats. Sugar-free candies and gums can cause serious issues in pets if ingested because they contain the artificial sweetener “Xylitol” which is also toxic.

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Dental Month – Take Advantage of our Free Dental Exam

Most pets will need dental work in their lifetime. Dental health is extremely important for overall health and wellbeing.  Have you ever wondered how we prepare for dental surgery in pets? Because cats and dogs will not tolerate scaling and polishing while they are awake we must have them under a general anesthetic.  Since they […]

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Why does my dog’s breath smell?

Bad breath (halitosis) in a dog or cat is usually because of poor dental health.  Occasionally a dog or cat may have good teeth and still have bad breath in which case the diet is usually the cause. This is relatively rare, however, compared to the likelihood of a dental issue.

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Last updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective September 28th, 2020 we have made 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 – 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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