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Camping with Your Dog

Here are some tips for camping with your dog:

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Cancer and Tumours in Pets

Animals can develop cancer cells throughout their lifetime, just as we humans can. In some, these cells remain dormant and no malignancy ever grows; in others, the cells behave very badly.

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Walking for Weight Loss

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (2016), 54% of dogs in North America are overweight. It is a huge struggle that many pet owners have. Often the first thing that we have to do is to recognize that our pets are overweight, often a chubby pet is thought of as cute, and we […]

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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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Atopic Dermatitis – Treatment Options

Treat infections – Before doing anything else, it is essential to clear up secondary infections. Secondary infections involve bacteria (usually Staphylococcal) and yeast (Malassezia) at the site of the itchiest areas on the body. These organisms live naturally in the skin, but when the skin is irritated, they gain access to inner tissue layers and […]

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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.…

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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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