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How to Help Stray and Feral Cats in your Neighbourhood

One time or another, we have all seen cats roaming around our neighbourhoods. Here at West Hill Animal Clinic, we frequently get asked how people can help these stray and feral cats. Let’s start by explaining the difference between “Stray” and “Feral” cats. A “Stray” cat is a pet cat that has been lost or […]

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Canine Coughs by Dr. Gawen Thompson

At any given time during the ownership of a dog, you may encounter an episode of coughing. Often this can be viral infection known as infectious tracheobronchitis or “kennel cough”, but there are some other possibilities and it always helps owners to be aware of some of the subtle differences. The origin of a cough […]

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Fall Dangers for Pets

Fall is my most favorite time of year. The trees changing color, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Autumn is the most beautiful season in my opinion. But what we may not realize is that for our pets; the fall season brings with it some new dangers. Rodenticides: With colder temperatures, mice and rats tend to look for warmer […]

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Skin Allergies in Pets

An allergy can be considered an inappropriate reaction by the body to something it is exposed to. That exposure can be from inhalation, skin exposure, oral ingestion or injection (via insect bite or needle) of an offending particle referred to as an allergen. Classically we tend to think of rashes and hives, but reactions can […]

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Pet Safety in the Summer: Beat the Heat

Temperatures have begun to climb these past few weeks, a clear indication that summer is here!! Not only are us humans feeling the heat, but our furry friends are too.  After all, they are walking around in fur coats that they aren’t able to take off.  Some easy ways to keep your canines cool are: […]

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A Dog’s New Year’s Resolutions

New year's resolutions are not just for humans! If your dog had a list of resolutions for the new year, would it check off all of these? We bet it would!

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