Pretty Poison in the Yard Series-update on “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, Brunfelsia

Pretty Poisons in the yard: Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, YTT); Timely Reminder 2017. OPAL Score=2 After a lull of some years, we suddenly have cases of Yesterday Today & Tomorrow poisoning again. It’s as though owners have forgotten how deadly this plant is to our pets so we thought it best to do a […]

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Australia Wide Recall on Nexguard.

Australia Wide Recall on Nexguard. Whilst we don’t recommend or sell Nexguard in any shape or size or form at our clinic, we have received an alert from the manufacturers-Merial/BI- that there is a recall on one of the Nexguard range of small dog product sold after July 2017. The issue seems that tablets for […]

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Winners of App Gallery Random Pick

Winners of random pick in the photo galleries in our App are: Dog Gallery, Number 64, they win a box of 30 EDUC sachets. All dogs in the App gallery also are entitled to one free packet of EDUC to be collected before Nov 4th. Cat Gallery winner is number 4, they win a free […]

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Buyer Beware! Dental Disasters in Pups.

Buyer Beware! We have had a series of pups brought into us where the owners have paid Full Price of what they thought was a healthy puppy, only to find out that the pup has a major life-impacting defect in the form of a misshapen jaw. In one instance, an elderly pensioner was charged $1500 by […]

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HomeAlone Pet Poster -Free to download

HomeAlone Poster PDF FINAL Please read our HomeAlone Pet card post to ensure the correct use of this poster. You may also find our original post from 2015  helpful to explain the background to this poster and to our program to raise awareness of this animal welfare issue: http://tinyurl.com/ybnhqopy We are happy for this poster […]

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HomeAlone Pet Double-sided Alert Card Free to reprint

Click here; HomeAlone Pet Cards with copyright We are happy for you to download and use this card for your own personal or pet group use. We do not mind if you alter the details on the back of the card to reflect your pet’s own needs, but we ask that you leave the front image […]

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Armed and Dangerous in the Palm on your Land-Pretty Poisons Series

True Palms can cause illness and injury in pets. (cf “Sago-Palm: Fake but poisonous Palm post) Our most recent encounter with Palms and Pets was a tiny cat presented last month with a history of sudden onset aggression over the weekend. There was a small scab behind the cat’s front leg on its rib cage. […]

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Why Cats risk their lives in search of Heat.

Following on from our earlier Winter warning posts about cats sneaking under cars and into tumble dryers, (http://www.oakflatsvet.com.au/winter-warnings-cat-owners/) we can share some new information about Why CATS will heat seek to the point they can endanger their own lives. The  NRC-National Research Council suggests thermoneutral zone for cats is 30-38C; whereas humans like to work […]

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Winter Warnings for Cat Owners.

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR COLD & WET WEATHER. The current wet weather is a timely reminder to highlight the dangers pets face when their human owners need to dry clothes or warm up the house. In cold weather, pets (cats especially) will actively seek out the warmest spot available. A recently used tumble dryer, unfortunately, provides […]

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Please, Please, Do Not Feed Your Neighbour’s Pets without their knowledge and consent.

Our own gentle, sweet 18-year-old Siamese had two close episodes of terrible vomiting and diarrhoea, all caused by visitors to a rental cottage throwing their scraps over our fence. We only realised that source when we found the lamb bones stuck in a potted plant by the fence! We were less than impressed, especially as […]

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