RICE BRAN SUPPLY ISSUES

Rice Bran Supply Issues. It would appear that plain Rice Bran Pellets are now impossible to find in any of the supermarkets or health shops locally. Our clients know that we often recommend the pellets of the rice bran for certain conditions as normal bran or brown rice etc not suitable for those animals. We […]

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Pet Cremation.

Cremation for your pet. Whilst we facilitate every owner’s request to use a particular cremation service for their pet, we personally recommend Pets @ Peace for this service. It is a locally family owned business providing employment in our area, that has never, in the 15 years we have used them ever caused us a […]

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PUPPY CLASS in a 2 WEEK-4 LESSON Session starting August 27th

Kalli is starting a new puppy class in a Four lessions over Two weeks format next Tuesday/Weds 27/28th August 6.30pm & Tues/Weds 4/5th of September. We have 2 spaces left. Our emphasis is on socialisation, dog behaviour, mental and emotional health. We keep the class numbers small for better interaction with the class tutor. Looks […]

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Waiting at the Door.

We recently had to say goodbye to one of our oldest and dearest patients, whose own mother and grandmother has also been much loved fur-members of our vet clinic family. The gentle giant that was Storm brightened the lives of everyone who had the privilege of knowing this incredible German Shepherd.     Cathy, Storm’s […]

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Smart Clients: Another Tip to reduce Food Spoilage

We have always believed that we have the nicest, kindest and smartest owners as our clients and the tip below from one of said clients just proves that we are correct in that belief. We recently did a Facebook and website Blog post on Tips to keep Pet Food safe. One of the ways to […]

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Laser Rehabilitation & Medical Therapy Sessions

Our new Rehabilitation & Medical Therapy Vet-operated Laser machine sessions are up and running well at the clinic. We have been singularly amazed how much the pets have improved. Dr Mark has used the laser on some of the worst knee injuries we have ever seen, on cat dentals and ulcers and on 15-16yr old […]

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Grain-free diets are a fad; a very dangerous fad.

Grain- free diets are a fad; a very dangerous fad. Can owners PLEASE STOP feeding these heart-disease and blindness-inducing foods to their dogs and cats!! One percent of healthy pets have a food allergy. Yes, that percentage soars if the pet has skin disease issues: but most times those skin allergies are caused by protein from […]

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A Day in the Life of a Rescued Adult Dog.

This is a day in the life story of Luna, who was 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 […]

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Cancer Detection in your Furkid

After a month of having to tell owners bad news about often easier curable diseases in their pets if the pet had been seen earlier, we discovered SASH Vet Sydney released this video this week. It felt appropriate to share this video to help pet owners perform regular home surveillance and detection on their family […]

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01 July 2019: Government changes to Pet Ownership

July 1st: Government changes to Pet Ownership – Anyone selling, rehoming, buying or rescuing dogs or cats needs to be aware of these new changes from the Government which come into force July Ist. This is not a veterinary directive rather a government ruling. We are just alerting owners of new rules that affect animal ownership […]

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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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You know it is a cold morning when:

Even the dog dresses itself…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE2EfHaRzLA

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Dog leads: Not so simple an item or a choice as you might think.

Dog Leads: Not as simple an item or a choice as  you might think. After coming back from a walk where a friend was knocked flying by an out of control dog on a lead, I decided to post an overdue post on dog leads.  The dog above was friendly, it didn’t mean to hurt […]

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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 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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