Alert: New Paralysis Ticks site around Oak Flats.

Alert: New Paralysis Ticks site around Oak Flats. Wentworth Cottage Park has been the site of recent tick paralysis cases for us. Whilst it is most unusual to get paralysis tick in our immediate area, this park and also the scrubland between New and Old Lake Entrance road have both been the source of the […]

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Euthanasia: How will I know when it is time?

Euthanasia. Clients the world over ask their Vet: “How will we know when it’s time to stop?” Vets invariably & correctly reply; “You will know.” However, until the owner actually gets to that point of knowing, there is an awful lot of worrying and concern until that that moment of clarity and knowing is reached. […]

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Health Alert: Pet Food recall.

Health Alert: Pet Food recall. Australian Vets have been asked to be on the alert for cases of Megaoesphagus over concerns certain foods may be triggering this condition. We don’t know too much at the moment other than one company: https://veganpet.com.au/ has launched a recall of some of their product. We don’t sell Vegan food […]

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Laser Patients

Meet Oodle, one of our Laser patients and a true little ‘Hero-man’. In addition to having a face to fall in love with instantly, he is a total sweetie and puts up with the trouble his aging 14.5 year body causes him from time to time. To see some snippets of Oodles laser sessions go […]

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General Snake Alert

As one would expect, snakes now very active.  However, in Shell Cove especially, some snakes are coming up close to backyards and dog-runs so keep a sensible eye out. If you have a snake bite after hours, ARH Emergency Vets Wollongong, which is open & fully staffed each night from 6pm-8am, plus has vet staff […]

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Job Vacancy: Casual Vet Nurse Role

We have had a surge of new clients, many travelling from quite a fair distance outside our normal area to join our clinic. Our normal loyal clientele has also been getting back up to date with their vet needs, to the point that we now need to add TWO part-time casual new nursing roles to […]

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SIMPARICA Tick & Flea Chew CLEARANCE OFFER.

SIMPARICA Tick & Flea Chew CLEARANCE OFFER. A product we don’t stock was delivered & short-dated so we are allowed to clear it below cost. If anyone already uses Simparica Chew 5-10kg Dog, we have 2 boxes each of 6 vials for $40 a box. Expires End of Nov. No rainchecks. We also have a […]

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Click-n-Collect App Order Promotion May to August

Click-n-Collect App Order Promotion May to August. The owner of “Kubra’ Steep is the Winner of our $100 clinic voucher for using our OFVC App to pre-order food, pet supplies or medications. Many thanks to all our clients who, where they could, used the App during this period to pre-order items. Our phone lines at […]

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Useful Video Footage for Teleconsultations

Due to the extra-ordinary numbers, these past 10 days, of Illawarra clients suffering from Covid-ive Colds/Flu/Fever/Sore throats and given also a significant number of clients returning here from Hotspots, we and other vet clinics have had to move some of our vet visits back to a Teleconsult format. We do so because, it doesn’t matter […]

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How to make sure Holidaying Pets get to do an E.T.

As Australians look to holiday more around Australia in coming months, chances are that means more pets will travel away on holiday with their owners. To ensure any pet who escapes whilst away on holiday gets to be found soon and to go home: make sure your pet’s details are up-to- date, not just the on […]

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Charli & Bruce’s Laser Sessions

    Bruce made us believers in top level laser therapy in pets. A giant breed dog, Bruce has been on multiple drug therapy for his crippling joint pain but was rapidly becoming resistant to all medications. Hills J/D diet helped but the major game changer was the use of our laser on Bruce. After […]

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Canine Cough, Kennel Cough Outbreak

There appears to be a small outbreak of Canine Cough around the Barrack Heights area at the moment. In some of the cases, the pet’s vaccine was accidently overdue whilst the dogs still attended Doggy Day Care. Be alert to coughing signs in your dog and regardless, check your pet’s vaccine is current. The canine […]

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Mia the Rottie & her Laser session

Enjoy watching Mia relax having her painful leg condition treated with our super fast & super powerful laser therapy device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Z_RAcfmK0

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COVID-19- July 24th-August 30th. Mask Regulation

  In line with July 24th Regulations that masks be worn in medical settings or where social distancing cannot be maintained; we require anyone attending an appointment with us to present wearing their own mask if they wish to be allowed inside with their pet. . By the nature of the work Vet staff do […]

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Drug Free Treatment options using Laser intervention

Laser Cases. We thought it would be enjoyable for everyone to see some videos of several of our patients reaping the benefits of laser therapy for a range of complaints. Our thanks to Oodle, Charly, Bruce, Mia, Digger and Louie for their co-operation and to their owners for their consent to show the footage etc. […]

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Covid’s Hidden Gifts for Pets at Vets

Covid’s Hidden Gifts for  Pets. Cars as Reception Rooms: It is a now an uncontestable given that it would be preferable of all cats and most dogs to be allowed to sit and wait in their owner’s cars, not sit in a vet reception area before their visit. Staying in the car outperforms any set-up […]

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Click & Collect App Style

Click & Collect App style As we slowly ease back on some of the restrictions at the clinic, we would like to still encourage clients where possible to pre-order using the App. This has been a wonderful way to keep organised and obey social distancing rules and keep the phone lines free. To encourage as […]

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Preventing ‘Covid Contouring’ & RSI in Pets during Lockdown

Currently most dogs are in a very happy mental state as they have their owners’ home 24/7. Returning to work however means all owners should start gradually preparing their pets to cope with a return to separation. We will offer some tips later on that topic, but for now there are a couple of immediate […]

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Top 10 Tips to store Pet Foods

Given the large number of pet foods recalled this year; especially by BLACK HAWK: and now this current outbreak of illness in larger breeds dogs in our area -where a contaminated food may be  a potential player- it is probably a good time to repost part of one of our previous articles on tips on […]

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Update on 2 Disease Outbreaks in Dogs in NSW

Update May 6th Thank you so much to everyone who has supplied information. However, due to the tidal wave of replies and phone calls we have to suspend taking any more information for the moment. Our phone line has become so overloaded that our own clients can’t access us for their animal’s care. The sheer […]

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