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Meet the Breed: Siberian

The Siberian is an ancient breed and is now believed to be ancestral to all modern long-haired cats. It is the national cat of Russia and is native to Siberia. A longer name for the formal breed is the Siberian Forest Cat.

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Cat Poem

In honour of all the baby cats that we see, Brand new ones called Kitten One, Two and Three, Dedicated to the AARCS kittens we foster too, I share my favourite poem with you! The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at first […]

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Naomi Gets a Dental (Feline Dental Procedures)

Naomi was hungry! How dare her mommy not feed her the usual breakfast. And Naomi was mad! She was captured while lounging in her favourite sun beam and now she was in the vet’s examination room. The two of them were talking about her big day – she was about to have her first dental […]

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Oral (mouth) Tumours in Cats

By far, the most common form of oral tumour  found in cats is Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Others which occur only rarely are Epulis, Fibrosarcoma and Lymphosarcoma.  There are conditions which might be confused with a tumour.  These are intra oral abscess, granulation tissue and eosinophilic granuloma. Squamous Cell Carcinomas are usually found on the underside […]

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Toxic Plants for Cats

Spring will soon be here in Calgary and it’s time we had a little chat about toxic plants. Now most cats love to chew on plants. Ingesting a toxic plant can lead to many problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, and organ failure. Cats also love to climb so if your furry friend goes outside or […]

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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: November 1, 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 - 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