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Arthritis and “Old Age”

Arthritis, or more properly, degenerative joint disease (djd), is one of my favourite educational topics with clients. Many people have the mistaken idea that dogs (and cats) become lame and less mobile with age. This is simply not so. When dogs seem a bit slow to get up, when they stop jumping up into the […]

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Dog-Eared Advice

  Have you ever noticed how many different styles there are for dogs’ ears?  We laughed about it the other day when Hillcrest technician Melissa brought in Jackson, her new weimaraner puppy. Wow, those are big ears (on Jackson that is, sorry Mel). I used to think basset hounds had the longest ears, but that […]

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Get In The Habit To Help Your Dogs Learn

My poor poodles, creatures of habit like all dogs, they must find it hard to live with someone who rarely does anything the same way twice. They’ve got my husband‘s routines down pat. First coffee on the porch, then (yup, he’s getting our collars) we go out for a morning romp and next hooray-it’s-breakfast-time. And […]

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Leaving Your Dog Cooling His Heels At Home

I can’t believe there’s anyone out there who doesn’t know it’s criminally stupid to leave pets, children, grandmas or any living thing in a car in the heat, even with the windows down, even in the shade, even for just five minutes. Just don’t do it! But there are a lot of other ways heatstroke […]

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Why Spay?

People seem much more willing to get their dogs and cats spayed than to get them neutered. I suspect that much of this stems from two facts. The first one is that the owner of the bitch/queen obviously gets stuck with the unwanted puppies/kittens. The second one is the behaviour and mess associated with the heat cycle. Whatever the reasons may be, we seem to have very little difficulty convincing people to have their female dogs (and cats) spayed.

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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 Hillcrest Animal Hospital