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Breed of the Month: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was developed in Nova Scotia, Canada in the 19th century. This sporting breed was developed to toll (entice or lure) and retrieve waterfowl. The breed was made to be more compact in size so that it was easier for them to fit into canoes. When a hunter is hidden […]

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Breed of the Month: Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise has been recorded as early as the 13th century and was rumored to have originated in the Mediterranean. The Bichon’s cheerful disposition, eagerness to please and ability to quickly master tricks made it so that they were often used as circus performers and musical organ grinder dogs. The Bichon became so well […]

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Breed of the Month: Sphynx Cat

Contrary to popular belief, Sphynx cats did not originate in Egypt. In 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, a domestic short haired cat named Elizabeth gave birth to a hairless cat that was named “Prune”.

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Breed of the Month: Irish Wolfhound

Rather than from its appearance, the Irish Wolfhound’s name originates from its purpose – wolf hunting with dogs. The breed originated in Ireland and was used for hunting wolves and Irish elk. The Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed, mentioned as long ago as 391 A.D. in Rome. This gentle and quiet breed is classified […]

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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