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What to Do When You Find Orphaned Kittens

Summer is upon us.  This means that very soon stray and feral female cats that are not spayed will be and may already be having kittens. We frequently receive calls from clients reporting that they have found a litter of kittens and asking us what they should do. 

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Why does my indoor cat need vaccines?

One of the most common questions that cat owners ask me during their cat’s annual visits is “Does my cat really need to keep getting these vaccines if they never go outside?” And my answer will always be yes, for several important reasons.

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Breed of the Month: Persian Cat

The Persian cat has been around for centuries and while we do not know its exact origins, the breed has been rumored to originate from historical Persia and Turkey. There have been hieroglyphic references to a longhaired cat in those regions but we know for sure that the Persian breed was in the earliest known […]

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Why Should I do a Heartworm Test on My Dog?

If you weren’t 100% at giving your dog’s heartworm prevention EVERY month the previous year; then there IS potential your dog could have contracted heartworm! Small Fact: Heartworm is spread through mosquitos. Any time the weather is above 21 degrees Celsius for longer than 21 days, transmission of heartworm through the bite of a mosquito […]

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Simple Limited Ingredient Dog Treat Recipe

This simple baked dog treat recipe contains only three ingredients and it’s even good enough for humans to snack on!

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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