BULLETIN BOARD: GENERAL NEWS AND UPDATES.
BLACK HAWK RECALL JAN 2020:We don’t sell this brand nor ever advise it be fed so most of our clients are ok: but just in case anyone out there is still using this brand and is unaware of this additional new recall of this food: http://masterpet.com/black-hawk-voluntary-recall-january-2020/
Heath Alert: Rabbit Calici Virus:28/11/2019.
We have had some suspected cases from Oak Flats residents in the last week. Please check your rabbit’s vaccination status to ensure they are still in-date.
Unlike other pet vaccines, the rabbit vaccine is every 6 months. Even if this has not happened, it would be advisable to have your rabbit vaccinated sooner rather than later; especially if you live along the Lake or along Central Ave.
Any rabbit vaccination gets a full Health-Check, plus in December 2019, an application of Advocate for worms and fleas is also included for free in the vaccine visit.
Tick Time: 3 Bravecto Promotions. https://www.oakflatsvet.com.au/tick-timebravecto-promotions-x-3/
Heat Strokes in Dogs have started to present at our clinic: Oct 2019. Read Dr Aine’s blog post to help keep your pet safe. https://www.oakflatsvet.com.au/simple-affordable-ways-keep-pet-cool-safe-summer/
01/07/2019. Government changes to pet ownership and transfer. https://oakflatsvet.com.au/wordpress/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page
New Posts on Behaviour in Dr Aine’s blog May 2019: Understanding the difference between when your dog needs a dog Trainer to when it needs a Veterinary Behaviourist. Also some updates on dangerous toys.
ULTRASOUND SERVICES performed by qualified VET ULTRASONOGRAPHER now available at our clinic. Pre-booking essential.
New Puppy Class Format-read more on our dedicated puppy class page on this site https://www.oakflatsvet.com.au/perfect-puppy-preschool-classes/
Two new Food Alerts: Grain-free diets linked to heart disease in dogs.
Probiotics link to low levels of Vit B in dogs on these supplements
Full details in Dr Aine’s Blog.https://www.oakflatsvet.com.au/why-healthy-animals-dont-need-medications-supplements-or-special-foods/
Some Photos of our weekend July 3rd at the Australian Vet Science Conference on the Gold Coast. Photo 1: Those of you who know anything about Behaviour, Emotional Health and the Fear-Free Program would be well acquainted with eminent USA Pet Behaviourist Dr Gary Landsberg DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM who was kind enough to answer one-on-one concerns from me that I had on some pet behavioural health issues. Dr Gary also generously posed for a photo with myself and the wonderful Dr Gretta -another speaker/different topic at Science Week. Dr Gretta shared some valuable personal experience with me on the special anaesthetic needs of pets on behavioural medications: a new and evolving field if the lectures at Vet Science week were anything to go by.!
Photos 2 & 3 show Petra Dr Petra Bizikova MVDr, PhD, DipECVD, DipACVD, from North Carolina who is working at the cutting edge of immune-dysfunction skin diseases. It was also great to have Dr Petra lecturer on the presentations of food allergy recognised in dogs and cats- for me, those lectures validated our clinic’s long-standing beliefs and approaches to food allergy in cats and dogs.
A little bit of Magic on a unseasonally cold Summer morning: Chloe’s furkids.