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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye – Humane Euthanasia

There is a time when we all have to make a decision regarding the quality and future of our pet’s life. Humane euthanasia is a term we use when we humanely end a pet’s life. In small animal veterinary medicine, this is usually performed with the use of injectable medications.

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Echo – Senior Focus

Name: Echo Age:12  Breed: German Shepherd Presented for: Mobility Changes Diagnostics Performed: Bloodwork- CBC & Chemistries, Radiographs Diagnosis: Radiographs revealed Osteoarthritis and Grade 4 Hip Dysplasia. Bloodwork results were within normal ranges. Treatment Plan: Start Medications for anti-inflammatory and pain management. Modified exercise routine supported with Glucosamine supplements to help with joint health. Update from […]

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Early disease detection and your senior pet

As our pets age they have an increased risk of developing various age related problems and diseases. Wellness testing is performed in our senior pets (over 7 years) to decrease the risk that a disease process goes undetected. Thankfully most of the time no abnormalities are found and the results of wellness testing can be […]

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Dr Chris MacDonald is a wonderful veterinarian. He has been our go-to veterinarian for 20 years. This week,…

Andrew Boyles

IT'S THREE FOR THREE! Today we made our third visit to Westwood and I'm still coming away ever so impressed.…

Sue Mcneil

I have been going to Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital for years with my dogs. I love them! I…

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Once again, we have had a wonderful experience with Westwood Hills Veterinary services. Dr. Rob Doucette did extensive oral surgery…

Brian Mackie

Woof! I have been taking my pets to Pet Focus\Westwood Hills since 1995 when I moved to the area.…

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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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