Behaviour: Some Thoughts and Tips

If there is one thing I could change in the world it would be that owners don’t walk up to any Vet and say; “Can I just have a quick word? It won’t take up too much of your time? My dog is barking or biting etc, can you tell me how to stop it.” […]

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The Hidden Danger in Dog Toys.

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 toy, featured below, is […]

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How to pick a good safe Dog Toy

Dog Toys SIZE The first rule of buying any toy for your pet is that the toy must fit the size of the animal you have. Don’t give a large dog a small dog’s toy to play with as choking is a real risk. Equally, don’t give your small dog an edible treat that is […]

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A Fun moment at the clinic

Enjoy the hilarious reaction of Narla the Labrador when she realised her annual vet health check-up and visit was over. Narla went from super-happy and alert to flopping down dejectedly on the consult table once the ‘fun’ was over. We were all smiling for the rest of the morning after her visit.

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Easter Emergency Vet

  Easter Emergency Vet Service Details. We pay ALBION PARK VET HOSPITAL a financial retainer to ensure that our Oak Flats Vet clinic pets, who have an after-hours emergency, can be seen by their on-call Vet. However, Please ensure You are aware of all costs to you if attending this Emergency service. The service is […]

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EASTER HOLIDAY HOURS:CLOSED 4 DAYS

EASTER HOURS: CLOSED 4 days. ALL DAY FRIDAY  until TUESDAY 9AM. This means if you have placed orders or need pet medication or food resupplies, you need to be organised to collect them Before 5.45pm This Thursday. Details of contacts for A/H emergency service will be posted Thursday but the A/H vet can’t be called […]

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Behaviour:Using the ‘Frankie Lolly” to Calm a Dog

The link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3b4Tg40g3Y to this video shows how thinking outside-the-square made life a lot easier for a newly rehomed rescue dog. Frankie was a 2 year old unrestrainable Labrador on his 4th home. No vet previously could examine him without a major fight and/or sedation. Previous owners gave up as he was impossible to train. […]

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Return of the Toxic Treat to Our Shores: March 2019

As most of our clients will know, both Oak Flats Vet Clinic and Dr G. Baker’s practice in Sydney first sounded the alert over the arrival of toxic treats from Asia back in 2008: Suspected Cases of Acute Renal Failure with glucosuria- Fanconi like Syndrome in dogs fed chicken treats imported from China. A Seavers, Control […]

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Puppy Pre-School:New Class starting Tuesday March 12th. 2 spaces left

The vidoe stars Cassie returning for her adult booster vaccination. Cassie is also shown as a puppy at our puppy preschool. Both the images illustrate why all Vet staff love Puppy School. Instead of a worried young dog returning to a vet clinic for the first time since a puppy, we have a dog who can’t […]

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VETERINARIAN OPERATED ULTRASONOGRAPHY NOW AT OAK FLATS

Some work shots from our clinic of the wonderfully calm and gentle Dr Maryann performing a superb ultrasound of Miss Belle’s abdomen. Mark and myself were able to be in attendance as well, so immediate treatment or modification of treatments could start asap. Usually there is a delay  of some days before we get back […]

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Restrictive Harnesses: Restricting more than your dog’s pulling.

Restrictive Harnesses: Restricting more than your dog’s pulling. I am developing major concerns about the increased popularity of these easy  restrictive leading  harnesses. Yes, they do work as described-your dog can’t pull you along as easily on a walk, but at what cost to the proper skeletal development and function of your dog? I truly […]

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OFF TO SCHOOL

OFF TO SCHOOL. Meet Chewy who is off tonight to his first puppy class with us. This class is full so we are taking names for the next class starting in Feb. We are currently running the 4 classes- over-2 or 3 weeks format. This format is proving very popular so let our puppy class […]

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Winners of our Oak Flats Vet Clinic’s App Users Draw 2018

$60 Services Voucher-A.Cignarella, $55 Services Voucher C.Cohen, $55 Drontal Stock voucher T. Klein, $20 Drontal Stock voucher S.Pinney.  The draw included anyone who placed an order or booked an appt. via our App in 2018. Congratulations to the winners.

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Simple Ways to Keep Pets Cool & Safe in Summer.

This post has been written to give alternatives to owners who do not have air-conditioning spaces for their dogs, rabbits, older cats to seek refuge in during hot spells. There are several basic ways to keep your pet cool in summer: but it is amazing how often these basic steps are overlooked and the poor pet, […]

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Food Spoilage:When the Best Price may not be the Best Purchase or When Smaller is Better.

After returning my previous-day purchased, now mould-covered, fruit to Woolies and getting a refund with replacement stock (well done Woolies), and being alerted by a blog reader about one recent case of mould found in a bag of RC dry dog food, I thought I would do a small snippet on what can happen to […]

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BLACKHAWK RECALL!

HEALTH ALERT: RECALL ON BLACK HAWK DOG FOOD. As our clients well know, our clinic vets have Never been personally impressed by, sold or ever endorsed the feeding of Black Hawk foods. It is still however a concern to hear of the recall some hours ago of Black Hawk dog food-specifically the Salmon grain free […]

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Dogs on Car Window Sills or on a Driver’s Lap:Not a Good Idea

Dogs on Car window sills or on a Driver’s Lap: Not a Good Idea. Several of our clients have received some Huge fines from the local police from the owner having their pet on their lap whilst driving. The Law dates back several years but it seems folks have forgotten so the police are busy […]

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SNAKES, TICKS AND BEES

Snakes, Ticks and Bees. First the changing pattern of Snake & Tick bites in our immediate area. Normally the Oak Flats general area has been low risk for actual cases of Tick or for Snake-bite related health issues in our pets. Whilst Historically Shell Cove has been a natural area for Red bellies etc and […]

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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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Why Healthy Animals don’t need dietary supplements or special foods.

Why Healthy Animals don’t need dietary supplements nor special foods such as Grain-free diets. PROBIOTICS-THE STING IN THE TAIL. Let’s get some ‘given’s out of the way first: The unwell, ill-thrift allergic pet does need special dietary considerations and restrictions. However, the same does Not hold truly for a well, normal pet; when we add […]

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