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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Oak Flats Vet Clinic Youtube Channel

Many of our website users don’t access Facebook and so miss out on many of our clinic videos that we upload onto the page. As a result we have opened up our own Youtube channel where website readers can now view the videos as well.

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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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Flea-borne-Spotted-Fever (FBSF) in Humans.

Flea-borne -Spotted-Fever (FBSF) in Humans. Why it is never a good idea for owners to tolerate fleas on any of your pets. Australians are pretty on the ball when it comes to knowing the health risks of a tick getting on their pet or on themselves. No client has an issue when we find a […]

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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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BLACKHAWK RECALL!

HEALTH ALERT: RECALL ON BLACK HAWK DOG FOOD. As our clients well know, our clinic vets have Never been personally impressed by, sold or ever endorsed the feeding of Black Hawk foods. It is still however a concern to hear of the recall some hours ago of Black Hawk dog food-specifically the Salmon grain free […]

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Dogs on Car Window Sills or on a Driver’s Lap:Not a Good Idea

Dogs on Car window sills or on a Driver’s Lap: Not a Good Idea. Several of our clients have received some Huge fines from the local police from the owner having their pet on their lap whilst driving. The Law dates back several years but it seems folks have forgotten so the police are busy […]

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EPILEPSY/FIT/SEIZURE ADVICE

SEIZURES/FITS. Please Do NOT wrap-up an animal either having a ‘fit’ or recovering from a ‘fit. Many of the complications of having a seizure are related to the patient overheating from the excessive muscle activity. Allow the pet to recover from the episode, contact your vet and make arrangements to have your pet seen if […]

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SNAKES, TICKS AND BEES

Snakes, Ticks and Bees. First the changing pattern of Snake & Tick bites in our immediate area. Normally the Oak Flats general area has been low risk for actual cases of Tick or for Snake-bite related health issues in our pets. Whilst Historically Shell Cove has been a natural area for Red bellies etc and […]

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Sensitive Skins: General tip.

One of the products I have found over the years not to cause as much skin reactions as other detergents is Omo Sensitive Liquid. Most pets will tolerate sitting on bed linen washed in this product; be that in their own pet bed or in their owner’s own bed. Currently the 2 litres ($20) on […]

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Buyer Beware! Dental Disasters in Pups.

Buyer Beware! We have had a series of pups brought into us where the owners have paid Full Price of what they thought was a healthy puppy, only to find out that the pup has a major life-impacting defect in the form of a misshapen jaw. In one instance, an elderly pensioner was charged $1500 by […]

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Why Healthy Animals don’t need dietary supplements or special foods.

Why Healthy Animals don’t need dietary supplements nor special foods such as Grain-free diets. PROBIOTICS-THE STING IN THE TAIL. Let’s get some ‘given’s out of the way first: The unwell, ill-thrift allergic pet does need special dietary considerations and restrictions. However, the same does Not hold truly for a well, normal pet; when we add […]

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A Nice Moment

It goes without saying that we truly appreciate every card, or thoughtful spoken ‘thank-you’, or any gift that members of our clinic vet family take the time to bestow upon any or all of us, here at Oak Flats Vet Clinic. We don’t normally share these events on Facebook etc but after a long day […]

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