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Westway’s Excellent Pet Nutrition Advent

Westway's Excellent Pet Nutrition Adventure

Later this week I have the pleasure of taking a special trip to the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center in Topeka, Kansas. As part of my due diligence I have always wanted to actually go, see and tour their facilities, meet the professionals (veterinarians, scientists, nutritionists, internists) who have dedicated their own careers to the progression […]

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Toxicity Risks for Your Pet

Toxicity Risks for Your Pet

Does your pet ever give you a look that makes you wonder what they might have just eaten?? Other than pet food and treats, pets end up eating some very strange things! It is amazing how curious our furry friends can be and in the midst of exploring your home there are plenty of things […]

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12 Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Pe...

July Blog Traveling With Your Pet

Most of us with pets love the idea of bringing them along on a road-trip. Whether it be camping, to the cottage, or down into the United States – the trip doesn’t feel complete without them! However, traveling with pets takes some thoughtful preparation, as it can be stressful for you and your four-legged companion […]

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You Know Your Pet Best

You Know Your Pet Best

In veterinary medicine, much of what we do revolves around the concept of reducing risk. Veterinary medicine is similar to human pediatric medicine – our patients cannot express themselves and so we are left to assess and figure out what is going on without knowledge of what hurts, how long it has hurt, what kind […]

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Aging Cats Part 1 – They Don’t Really Ha

Aging Cats Pt1

Did you know that about half of the cats in Canada are over the age of 8 years old? Cats between 7-10 years are considered mature while cats between 10-14 years are considered senior, and over 15 years, cats are considered geriatric. Knowing that 25% of mature cats and 50% of geriatric cats develop at […]

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Fleas and Ticks. We’re Still at War…

Fleas and Ticks Prevention in Etobicoke

Anybody who reads our blogs or is a client of ours knows that our goal at Westway Animal Clinic is always to minimize risk of disease and focus on prevention. It is impossible to talk about preventive care and not discuss parasites, so our April blog is on two very common parasites – fleas and […]

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Declawing or Not Declawing – Some Facts

Declaw Or Not Declaw

Declawing has become a very controversial topic of conversation in the animal welfare world. It is an elective procedure that has been banned in many countries and, while it isn’t banned in Canada where veterinarians have the choice within their practices, there is growing pressure for us to formally ban the procedure across the board. […]

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Pet Dental Health Awareness Month

Pet Dentistry Westway Animal Clinic in Etobicoke

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!  The Westway team takes dental health very seriously, so we would like to take this opportunity to focus on why dental health is so important and how you can ensure your pet has the best dental health possible.   Many pet owners are shocked to discover during an […]

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