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Common Cat Myths

1. Milk is fine for cats to drink: Myth We often see commercials of cats drinking milk from saucers; we then assume that it’s okay or normal for them to be doing this.

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5 Tips on a Stress Free Vet Visit for Your Feline Companion

It is very important to the health and wellbeing of your cat to have an annual checkup with their veterinarian. However, the entire experience can be very stressful for both the cat, as well as the pet owner.

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Breed of the Month: Siberian Forest Cat

The Siberian Forest Cat is the National Cat of Russia as has been in existence for over 1000 years. Siberian Forest Cats are native to the forests of Siberia with a subarctic climate – this would explain the water repellent triple coat that they have.

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Winter Holidays and Cats

The holidays are fun for us, but not always fun for our cats. The hustle and bustle can create stress for our cats causing behaviour problems, such as inappropriate urination, and sometimes even illness.

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Breed of the Month: Abyssinian

No one knows exactly where the Abyssinian breed originated, but one theory is that the breed originated in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and that British soldiers brought a cat back to England after a war that took place around 1868. Other theories are that the breed came from Egypt or India.

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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: 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