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

The video 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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