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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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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