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Dr. Helene Van Doninck

The veterinary and wildlife rehabilitation community mourns the loss of Helene Van Doninck who passed away recently in Truro, Nova Scotia of ovarian cancer.

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U.S. Woman Becomes 1st Person to Have Eye Worms Previously Seen Only in Cattle

Outdoor pastimes during summer months exposed her to infection, researchers say. I found this article from CBC very relevant to the topic of parasite prevention. If you are worried your pet has a case of worms, please contact our clinic. Worms can come with many adverse health effects that can even lead to death. 

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Camping with Your Dog

Here are some tips for camping with your dog:

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ROAD TRIP TIME! Travelling with your pet

It’s time for a road trip!  If that road trip includes bringing your pet, here are some tips to make your next road trip less stressful for both you and your pet.

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Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business After-Hours Event

This month’s Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event is sponsored by PetFocus. Join us on March 27 (5-7pm) at our Bedford South location, 15 Peakview Way, for an evening of fun and learning. Admission is free for this event. We hope to see you at the paw-ty!

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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…

Kj H

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.…

Andrea Christ

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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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