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Pet Dental Health Month

pet dental health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! The Westway team takes pet 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 […]

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Does Your Pet Food Make The Grade?

pet food

HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we reflect on 2016 we can’t help but think about all the new furry friends we made, the wonderful new pet owners we met and the pet owners we got to see through the year who have become more like family to us at Westway Animal Clinic. At the same time, […]

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Pet Food Labels – Cracking the Code

Westway Animal Clinic Blog - Pet Food Labels

It is obvious by now that we believe whole heartedly that nutrition is a critical component towards a pets’ quality and longevity of life. I want to be clear that, while I do not work for a pet food company, I have chosen to carry specific brands in our hospital that reflect the ethics, philosophies […]

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A High-Paw For Our Veterinary Technician...

A High-Paw For Our Veterinary Technicians!

October 16-22, 2016 is National Veterinary Technician Week and as the lead technician at Westway Animal Clinic I am very excited to be writing the October blog. Every year at this time, our team at Westway likes to give a special acknowledgement and thank you to our wonderful technicians for everything that they do. I […]

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Westway’s Excellent Pet Nutrition Advent

Westway's Excellent Pet Nutrition Adventure - Part 2

What a trip! I don’t even know where to begin in describing to you the things I learned, saw and felt throughout this journey. As I mentioned in the first part of my September blog, both Diana (my practice manager) and I had the distinct honour of travelling with a group of veterinarians and managers to […]

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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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