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Age Is Not a Disease

As our pets age and transition into their golden years, it’s important to make the most of that time and keep them comfortable. Our pets age much faster than we do and it’s easy to forget that, especially when they still act like they did when they were younger.

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How to Know When it’s Time…

Often when it comes to making an end of life decisions, some people struggle with knowing when the time is right.

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What is Cognitive Dysfunction in Dogs?

Cognitive dysfunction is common as a dog ages. Simple tasks that your dog would naturally know would start to diminish. These tasks may include: staring at walls, pacing at night, leaking urine while lying or sleeping, etc. Veterinarians use a tool called DISHAA to help assess your dog for cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS).

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Veterinarian giving a cat a vaccination

What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease.  It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system. 

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Last updated: December 14, 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, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Nutrition Centre Only)
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