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Summer Heat Can Kill

There have been many reports of dogs and children being left in cars in recent years, some with devastating results, destroying families and taking lives.

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The 411 on Flea and Tick Shampoos

There are many products on the market to help combat fleas and ticks, both directly from the veterinarian and off the shelf from the store. When the cost is high on the products available through the veterinary office, why not reach for an inexpensive shampoo found in the pet aisle of the store?

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Pets and Cannabis

With the legalization of marijuana coming soon there is more interest from pet owners and veterinarians in using medical marijuana for dogs and cats. Besides the legal issues veterinarians face with prescribing medical marijuana, there are also issues with a lack of scientific data supporting its use in pets.

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Are Essential Oils a Problem?

The smell of wintergreen is calming, citrus is pleasant, and eucalyptus can be soothing to achy sinuses during the cold winter months. Vaporizers, charms on bracelets and potpourri are all ways to use essential oils to impart these lovely smells to the air.

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Why Over the Phone Diagnosis Is a Bad Idea

Conversation 1 Client: “My dog has a terrible rash on his belly, it is red and blotchy, and he is scratching. What do you think it might be?”

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How do I know if my dog's problem is due to separation anxiety? Separation anxiety describes dogs that usually are overly attached or dependent on family members. They become extremely anxious and show distress behaviours such as vocalization, destruction, or house soiling when separated from the owners.

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Last updated: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- 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 North Hill Animal Hospital