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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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