‘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 tin 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 intermittant basis to add new […]

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Pet Euthanasia: Where Grief & the Law Collide

Pet Euthanasia: Where Grief & the Law Collide. How to make a sad time less stressful for all. Vets are giving the legal trust to be allowed euthanise an animal. That Trust requires that we ensure that all the legal check marks have been done before we put the animal to sleep. Dead is Dead: […]

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Latest Addition to the Vet Clinic Family:Nurse Chloe’s New Baby

Latest addition to the fur-family: First pics of Chloe’s new baby Blake. He has his mother’s photogenic traits and his dad’s handsome good looks. We are all missing Chloe smiling happy work presence at the vet clinic but are also so happy to see her be such a wonderful new mum. Congrats to Karl as […]

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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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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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Bones:What no one tells you when they recommend feeding bones to your pet

Bones & Raw Foods Diets. Oak Flats Vet Clinic Veterinary Surgeons do not support the feeding of raw or cooked bones to companion animals. (1996). Potential Problems: Dental problems: Broken Teeth-especially slab fractures of main pre-molars. Trapped hard palate from sliced bones. Trapped jaws from hollow or ring bones Aggression: Risks include winding-up of the […]

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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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