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Breed of the Month: Siamese

“We are Siamese if you please. We are Siamese if you don’t please.” The Siamese cat is one of the oldest and best known cat breeds. The Siamese cat originated in Thailand and arrived in the United States in 1879 as a present for President Rutherford B. Hayes’ wife Lucy.

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Breed of the Month: French Bulldog

French Bulldogs, or “Frenchies”, are a small, companion breed of dog. French Bulldogs were the result of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris in the 1800s. Frenchies have a reputation for loving attention and clowning around. They are very social creatures, athletic and love to play. When they […]

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Holiday & Winter Hazards

Common hazards to avoid during Christmas and the winter season.

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From Track to Treasured Pet

Most greyhounds retire from racing at a very young age due to injury or when they no longer have the drive to compete to win the race. Many greyhounds are retired from racing due to a broken hind leg.

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Human treats are NOT pet treats Keep the candy bowl out of reach! Chocolate (in all forms), especially dark chocolate, is toxic to dogs and cats. Sugar-free candies and gums can cause serious issues in pets if ingested because they contain the artificial sweetener “Xylitol” which is also toxic.

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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