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Breed of the Month: Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the best family dogs you can find. Friendly to everyone, the Golden Retriever is charming and loving. According to the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), the Golden Retriever was developed in the mid-19th century by a Scotsman, Sir Dudley Majoribanks, later Lord Tweedmouth.

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Breed of the Month: Exotic Shorthair

The Exotic Shorthair was created in the 1950’s by crossbreeding Persians, American Shorthairs, Burmese and Russian Blues. Exotics have been nicknamed “The lazy man’s Persian” because they resemble a Persian, but their coat is shorter and easier to care for.

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Breed of the Month: Great Dane

Commonly referred to as the “Apollo” of dogs or the “Gentle Giant”, the Great Dane is truly a majestic breed. The Great Dane is a very old breed with written descriptions of its ancestors dating as far back as 1121 BC.

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Breed of the Month: Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold originated in Scotland in 1961 when a white barn cat named “Susie” was found with folded ears.

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Breed of the Month: Dalmatian!

Dalmatians are quite possibly the most recognized dog breed in the world. From starring in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians to being the official Firehouse mascot – most people can “spot” a Dalmatian.

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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: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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 – 7:30 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