Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

416.282.8516
Dog getting its nails trimmed

Nail Trimming for Dogs

Trimming your pet nails is very important. Trimming the nails helps to prevent them from growing too long and curling around into the pad of your pet’s paw. This can be very painful and can also lead to infection. Trimming your dog’s nails also helps to aid in the pet’s mobility; nails that are left too long can inhibit them from walking properly. This especially becomes important in older animals that already have reduced mobility.

How often should I cut my dog’s nails?


It is usually recommended that your dog’s nails are cut every 4-8 weeks, depending on the growth of your dog’s nails. We like to try to make it a positive experience for trimming your dog’s nails, here at West Hill Animal Clinic. Our technicians will work with your dog’s specific needs to make it as quick and stress-free as possible. If you are interested in trimming your own pet’s nails, you can book an appointment with one of our technicians to give you tips and tricks to cutting them stress free at home.

Blog

Dog with mouth open and human inspecting its mouth with a magnifying glass

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.

Read More
See All Articles

Last updated: September 28, 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