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Spring Fever

Despite the constant onslaught of snow, the robins are back and the magpies are fixing their nests… SPRING IS HERE! Your cat may be content to enjoy the longer hours napping in the sunshine, but for some other kitties, the longer days seem to bring out the some less than desirable behaviour.

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The Chromosomal Cause of the Calico-Colored Cat

Have you ever been told that almost all calico-coloured cats are female? Have you ever wondered how such a thing could be true? The answer to this lies within their DNA; with a phenomenon found in all female mammals called X-chromosome inactivation.

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Pretty Poinsettias are Bad for Cats!

If you are a cat owner, then you should be careful this holiday season with what plants you bring into your home. Poinsettias, lilies, holly berries and mistletoe are all problematic to your feline family members.

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Meet the Breed – Bengals

With the recent Calgary Cat Association Cat Show, we thought it would be fun to spotlight some of the purebred cats we have the pleasure of seeing here at Killarney Cat Hospital.

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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