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Fraidy Cats & Petrified Pooches: Keeping your pets safe on Halloween

Fraidy Cats & Petrified Pooches: Keeping your pets safe on Halloween

While pet costume contests are super fun for Halloween, be sure to keep in mind that our fun and festive Halloween traditions could be a little scary for some pets.  Constantly opening the door for trick-or-treaters, unfamiliar people in costumes and noises can often put animals on edge. Here are…

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Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest

Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest

Is your best friend secretly a superhero? Does your kitty cat sometimes wear a suit and tie when they go to work? Or has your doggie always wanted to be a ballerina, dinosaur, pirate or banana? Well, get those cute and fun Halloween outfits ready because the West Hills Halloween…

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Dog Breath Days of Summer: Dental Special

Dog Breath Days of Summer: Dental Special

We’ve all had that moment when our pet gives us a lick or pants in our face and…ewww…that smell! Most dogs and cats over three years of age have some symptoms of dental disease and it’s not just about bad breath: left untreated, a lack of dental care and cleanings can…

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Snip, Snip Hooray! Spay & Neuter Special

Snip, Snip Hooray! Spay & Neuter Special

At West Hills Veterinary Center, we believe spaying and neutering your pet is something to celebrate! Not only does it help prevent future homeless pets, but there are several health benefits for animals as well. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, spaying eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors…

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Dog Days of Summer Safety Tips

Dog Days of Summer Safety Tips

We tend to have extended summers here in the Carolinas, with lots of good road-tripping, camping and barbeque weather still to come. Here are some important tips to make sure your furry friend stays safe and healthy: Heat kills! Never leave your pet in a car, even for a quick…

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Pet Cancer is No Joke

Pet Cancer is No Joke

The Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) reports that one in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime—in fact, it’s the leading cause of death for dogs over the age of two. And just as with people, the longer your pet lives, the higher their risk…

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Spring Allergies and Other Ailments

Spring Allergies and Other Ailments

Spring is in full swing, and with it comes flowers, warmer weather and the dreaded allergies. As those afflicted will know, grass, dust and other environmental allergens are significantly more present this time of year, but are you aware our pets can be allergic to them as well? May is…

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Now Offering Professional Grooming Services

Now Offering Professional Grooming Services

Get your pet groomed right here at West Hills Veterinary Centre! We are beyond pleased to announce that we now offer professional grooming services for cats and dogs! With our new professional groomer, Melody, now on board we can offer specialty, breed-specific grooming in addition to the great bathing and basic shaves services you already…

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Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we’re glad to get the chance to highlight the importance of preventing this deadly disease. Heartworms are spread through the bites of infected mosquitos, which leave larvae inside your pet. The worms grow up and live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of…

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New Van Service for World Veterinary Day

New Van Service for World Veterinary Day

April 27th is World Veterinary Day, and in addition to recognizing our exceptional medical and surgical practices and experienced staff we want to highlight our new van service too! Introducing The West Hills Veterinary Centre Van Service At West Hills Veterinary Centre, we work to ensure that your pet is…

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