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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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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Homework for new Cat or Kitten Owners.

Guidance for new Cat owners. During Covid, many people have purchased their first pet EVER. This can be a steep learning curve, so after advising puppy owners yesterday how to set their pet up for life, we now have some ‘homework’ for new cat owners. Safe Zones. Cats are solitary animals. If forced to share, […]

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The Hidden Danger in Dog Toys.

First published May 2019 Not all dog toys are safe for all dogs. The shape of a dog’s mouth can make a very safe toy into a highly dangerous one. This is especially an issue for dogs like Boxers and pugs and other flat-faced wide mouth (Brachycephalic) breeds of dogs. Soft toys The pink pig […]

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A Day in the Life of a Rescued Adult Dog.

This is a day-in-the-life story of Luna, rescued as a young dog from a life of neglect with her first owners. We are writing this large blog piece to get owners to understand the commitment involved in rescuing an abused or behaviour issue pet. Often a rescue society doesn’t fully explain the time costs involved […]

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COVID Change of Service Conditions at OFVET Clinic.

Change of Service Conditions at OFVET Clinic. Dear Clients. Sadly, we now have to keep the front door of the clinic shut across, even when we are working in-sight, inside the building when you arrive. We have now moved to do All communications by phone. That applies to even picking up your pet’s medications. This […]

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Ventilators no longer available for Vet Tick cases-Needed for Human Corona cases &

 Vet Hospitals and Specialist Vet Centres often have ventilators for use in ill dogs for many reasons. In Australia, the ventilators are most often used for severe tick paralysis dog cases. We have now been asked in Australia to make our ventilators available to the human hospitals. So-Tick Prevention…if you never used it before on […]

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Non-essential Service Shut-down.

Non-essential Service Shut-down. As yet, we don’t know if any or all vet set-ups will be shut down and to what degree, so we don’t know where OF Vet Clinic sits in the ruling. Any appts booked this week for young puppies or other dogs/cats with illness etc will be brought forward to Monday/Tuesday. Our […]

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Covid 19 and Dogs Update: Saturday 21st March

Dogs and Covid 19 Update. The current belief is that dogs are not actively infected. However, infected owners can contaminate dogs the infected person handles and touches. That pet could potentially, then act as a source of contact infection for others. Therefore: Observe good hygiene around your pet. Wash hands etc. Try to minimise having […]

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