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.

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Introducing Older Cats to Kittens

Here are some tips and tricks to introducing a new kitten to your older cat.

  1. Take it slow
  2. Set up a safe room or crate for the new kitten
  3. Get your cat used to the kittens’ scent (and vice versa)
  4. Introduce them visually
  5. Finally, allow them to meet. The best time to make their formal introduction is at mealtime when their desire for food will overcome all other distractions. When they meet for the first time, expect some hissing and growling – this is a normal part of them establishing their individual places within the hierarchy. Be prepared with a big towel to separate them just in case a fight develops.
  6. Treat them both equally. Separate them and keep apart until the next mealtime, gradually increasing the time they spend together. Share treats, affection and attention between them equally during their time together, not only to build positive associations but also to demonstrate that there is no favouritism.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 416.282.8516.

Good luck with your multi-cat family.

Written by: Pat, Veterinary Technician

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Last updated: July 7, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6th, 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 – 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