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Breed of the Month: Lykoi

The Lykoi has to be one of the most intriguing of all cat breeds. Looking like a werewolf or a creature of folklore, the Lykoi is truly unique.

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Breed of the Month: Russian Blue

This beautiful breed originated in Russia and was believed to have been brought back home by British sailors who fell in love with them while stationed in Russia.

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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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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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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