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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CORONA/COVID 19-Information from Veterinary Professor Barrs.

Informative video on COVID 19 from Prof Barrs. Now in Hong Kong, Vanessa was a Prof at Sydney Uni for 15 yrs. Prof Barrs is a brilliant but sensible scientist who updates us on the current status of COVID 19 as related to dogs and cats. https://app.frame.io/reviews/f79aab18-6058-4a17-928c-7468b78bff2a/ff12b78e-820d-4ab9-8cd9-8a1138fea594?fbclid=IwAR2jM7L-P-3RkHlTnd6ghc0juGTubgJpqsDgPYy-vljEeNf4S20cGeORVpY

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Pet Medications & Food Supply Updates

‘House-Keeping’ Updates The current shortage of some animal pain or arthritis medications is Not related to Corona virus issues. If, however your pet cannot use the generic forms of these medications, please contact your vet to ensure they can set aside the patented version of your animal’s medication whilst they still have supplies. There is […]

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Ticks & Staycations

Ticks & Staycations. The ticks will surge after these rains so make sure everyone ‘s tick control is up to date. Many clients of ours (and we suspect many other vet clinics) have expressed an interest in supporting Bush Fire afflicted tourist areas with small holidays breaks there. If you don’t normally use tick prevention […]

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Health Alert & Tip.

Health Alert & Tip. Please keep your pet’s eyes cleaned during this fire season. The ash today is particularly heavy  and corrosive in our area. If it lands on our pet’s eyes, they don’t blink enough to clear debris, so in a couple of days, all of us vets will be overrun seeing dogs and […]

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Delivery of Pet food & Supplies to Bush Fire Evacuation Centres

Huge thanks to Brooke, Nick and extended family from Copper Rose Hair Oak Flats for offering to transport over a 100kg of free Hills dog & cat food plus bird food and Dermcare shampoos from our Oak Flats Vet clinic family to be used for pets at evacuation centres down the South Coast during these […]

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Wonderful Wonderful News. A new Cure for Cancer from Oak Flats Vet Clinic!

Wonderful Wonderful News. A new Cure for Cancer from Oak Flats Vet Clinic! Working hand in hand with yet another of our amazing clients, Oak Flats Vet Clinic has discovered a brand-new cure for a type of eye cancer that attacks people and dogs and horses. Our paper on the novel use of a topical […]

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‘Old Age is not in itself a disease’ or ‘The Turn-around pain relief can provide to our fur-kids’.

The loving owners of this very elderly dog had him vet checked when he went off his food, slowed down and rapidly lost weight. Within a short time of adding-in pain medication to his regime, he has progressed in leaps and bounds (literally) over the last 2 weeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR25GDqdrnA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1mUcItqBFf867AxUE6fX84VA4sp4INE6JLmzvmwv7IfNpp4dvSX-EEWOE  

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The Problem with Cat Carriers

First publishd May 2018 We need to turn our attention to the size and design of ‘Cat Carriers’ that are used to take cats on car journeys, especially if the purpose of that car journey is to take the cat to the Vet. Remember, it may be one thing for your cat to hide in […]

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Bladder Disease: Why cat litter trays need to fit the cat.

Originally posted 08.05/2016 Practice Snippets; Why the Bladder may be the Victim, not the Culprit, when your cat urinates outside the litter tray box. It is a given that there are many medical, dietary, behavioural and environmental issues why your cat may have bladder disease or spray indoors etc. Any cat with these issues should […]

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Why Cats risk their lives in search of Heat.

Originally posted May 2018. Following on from our previous Winter warning posts about cats sneaking under cars and into tumble dryers, (http://www.oakflatsvet.com.au/winter-warnings-cat-owners/) we can share some  information about Why CATS will heat seek to the point they can endanger their own lives. The  NRC-National Research Council suggests thermoneutral zone for cats is 30-38C; whereas humans […]

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Bush Fires & Pet Baths: Time to wash your outdoor pets.

When is a good time to bathe your outdoor pet? NOW. Why? Well, normally we tell owners to bath their normal pets when they need a bath. That need could be once a week, once a month or in some breeds, once a year. However, the recent dust and ash storms have left not just […]

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Tick Time:BRAVECTO PROMOTIONS X 3

  Buy 2  DOG Topical  Spot-on Vials  (not the oral Chew) of same size for $150.  Both Vials have to be purchased at same time. Limited time only.   2.DOG ORAL CHEWS. Buy any size dog chew and go in the draw to win a Free Bravecto Chew. Whilst stocks last :All oral chew purchases […]

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Simple Ways to Keep Pets Cool & Safe in Summer.

This post was first written in 2016 to give alternatives to owners who do not have air-conditioning spaces for their dogs, rabbits or older cats to seek refuge in during hot spells.  The original version went viral and continues to have a global reach. We update this post on an intermittent basis to add new […]

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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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