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Meet the Breed: Maine Coon

Meet the Maine Coon Cat Another Calgary Cat Show has come and gone, making us think it was time to do another Meet The Breed. One of the most popular and well-recognized breeds that we see is the Maine Coon Cat.

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A Tale of an Orange Kitten

Back in the winter of 2011 Dr. Tasha worked at Crowfoot Veterinary Hospital and met a cute kitten named Frostie.

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Willie Wonka the Rescue Cat

As cat owners, we all have cute cat stories, so I thought I would share one of mine.

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Fun in the Sun!

Last December, I was randomly chosen by Air Canada to receive 2 tickets to anywhere they fly through their holiday promotion #FlyTheFlag.  The catch was I was supposed to use one ticket for me and Pay It Forward with the second ticket. 

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The Evolution of Cats

The pantherlike ancestor to the cat family first appeared in Southeast Asia, about 10.8 million years ago. Prior to the use of DNA studies in cats, it was difficult to trace the Felidae family history, because feline fossils are rare, and difficult to tell apart.

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Veterinarian injecting a microchip in an orange cat

The Importance of Microchips

A microchip is a small chip that is placed under the skin between the shoulders. The needle we use is larger than a typical blood collection needle, though other than the initial poke does not cause any ongoing pain.

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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 25, 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Killarney Cat Hospital