A Lost & Found Pet On-line Service without Facebook.

A Lost Pet Finder Resource that is not a sole Facebook resource. Whilst Facebook has been a wonderful way to put up an alert on a lost or a found pet, many owners or finders are not on Facebook and don’t want to be. We have been uploading photos of found pets up on our […]

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CANINE COUGH OUTBREAK JULY 2018

Canine Cough Outbreak. Alert (also incorrectly known as Kennel Cough). Areas currently having affected dogs are: Shellharbour Village area, Dunmore, Jamberoo.  (Some reports that Gerringong also affected). At the moment the outbreak seems to be moving west and south of our immediate clinic area but no reason to take risks The cough is a hacking […]

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WAITING ROOM ETIQUETTE POSTER

Thanks to Dani Elle as our Waiting Room Poster goes International! The wonderfully talented Dani Elle illustrated our Waiting Room Etiquette poem(by UK Vet J.Innes) with some drawings of her own. We have finally gotten around to have the combination printed out as a large poster and as a Facebook upload. Since then, we have […]

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Why Cats risk their lives in search of Heat.

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 like to work and […]

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When Slip Slidin’ Along Ain’t Fun; Get-A-Grip: Dogs

When Slip Slidin’ Along Ain’t Cool: Get-A- Grip. Dogs First. Modern house floor surface and coverings and our pets are often a bad mix. I see anything from minor or major disruption to households and to the pets where these modern shiny floors cause pets major problems; resulting in a compromise for welfare in terms […]

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When Slip Slidin’ Along Ain’t Fun; Get-A-Grip: Cats

Spotlight on Cats. If we are rethinking how we provide correct litter tray design, appropriate indoor ambient temperatures and cat carriers for cats in general; then we need to address cat specific issues for feeding as well. Cats don’t show their gait problems on slippy floors as clearly as dogs do,but cats do have problems […]

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Winter Warnings For Cat Owners.

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR COLD & WET WEATHER. The current wet weather is a timely reminder to highlight the dangers pets face when their human owners need to dry clothes or warm up the house. In cold weather, pets (cats especially) will actively seek out the warmest spot available. A recently used tumble dryer, unfortunately, provides […]

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The Problem with Cat Carriers

We need to turn our attention to the size and design of ‘Cat Carriers’ that are used to take cats on car journeys, especially when 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 small spaces at home […]

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HOME ALONE PET UPDATES: PAWS AND RECOVER

Homealonepet “Sister” projects. As you are all aware, our clinic has been shining a light on the problem of animals whose sole owners are suddenly taken ill and unable to care for the pets. We were delighted to see the NSW Trustee respond and develop a guardianship program for such pets. We were keen to […]

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SILENT AUCTION HILLS FOOD & BRAVECTO UPDATE

SILENT AUCTION/SECRET BID UPDATE-3 different closing dates so read carefully.(May results below) Bravecto Auction will end Noon May 1st. Profits go to our Safe House Charity. Hills Canine dog food Auction ends also May 1st at noon. Proceeds to be the mental health Charities nominated by the winners. Vet Cookbook Auction ends noon May 3rd. […]

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SECRET BID ITEMS FOR MENTAL HEALTH: HILLS FOODS & C.V.E. COOKBOOK

This will be a slightly different fundraising Silent Auction/Secret Bid version to normal. This time we will have several items of which 4 will be Hills dog food on which you can bid with 2 highest bids winning and  4 will be Hills cat food; on which you can bid on all 4 with the […]

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Mozzies, Rats, Mice, Foxes; No Flies, No Plastic

Mozzies, Rats, Mice, Foxes; But No Flies and No Plastic Rodents first. Currently lots of folks having problems with rats and mice. Be alert after any rains for rat baits to be washed out of containers in your yard or for baits to get flushed under fence lines from higher up properties. It takes 2 […]

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YES- WE ARE A PEANUT-BUTTER-FREE VET CLINIC

YES-WE ARE A PEANUT BUTTER FREE CLINIC. I just had a most unusual and very worrying phone query from a potential new client asking if we were a peanut butter free clinic? As a Vet, I have never been a fan of peanut butter for pets as other than palatability to get medication in, it […]

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Practical Tip-Dietary Discretion Cat Collars-an exception to the rule

As you all know, I am not a fan of cat collars for most cats. However, we found these collars at a vet conference overseas. The main intent is to stop neighbours feeding an outdoor roaming cat especially one who is on a medical diet. We find this secret unauthorised feeding of someone else’s pet to […]

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RABBIT CALICI VACCINATION CLINIC MARCH 21ST

We are aware Calicivirus vaccination in rabbits is a stressful and controversial topic causing great conflict in owners and in vets alike. The situation is far from ideal. We have to choose what we find is currently having some effect and doing no harm. The historical background to our decision is below the information on […]

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BUZZ WORDS IN BEHAVIOUR;EMPOWERING CLIENTS TO DESCRIBE THEIR PET.

More Joy, more Emotional Health-For Pets. Lucinda’s lovely post on our Facebook page this week got me thinking about Dachs and then thinking about Dogs in general then about Cats and then this new drive in Veterinary  Medicine ( courtesy of UK Specialist Dr Sarah Heath) about the Emotional Health and the Emotional Intelligence of our […]

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MATESHIP VET CLINIC FRIDAY MARCH 16TH

Mateship Vet Clinic Friday 16th of March. Do you know someone, or are you someone, who because of changing life circumstances has not be able to take your beloved pet to a vet in the last couple of years? Are you that genuine person who would never have an unpaid bill or take a service […]

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DOG Health Alert & Query: February 2018

DOG Health Alert & Query: There have been a small number of cases in dogs in our area since December that have fallen ill showing signs of passing jet black stools/faeces and vomit with flecks of fresh blood. A client has very kindly sent us some Spectacular Photos of the black stools; but as the […]

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OPEN LETTER ON STRAY DOGS and the Lies written on Social Media!

OPEN LETTER ON STRAY DOGS and the Lies written on Social Media! Following a series of defamatory comments on social media about our clinic, I would like to clarify some points in relation to Stray dogs and the Law as it applies to Vets etc. The Companion Animal Act does not allow you, a member […]

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Health Risks in Companion Pets Fed Raw Diets

The latest RMB news from an Australian Universityhttps://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/raw-chicken-linked-to-paralysis-in-dogs is that there is now another sinister disease linked to the feeding of raw bones. This peer-reviewed paper has just been published. By happenstance, vets coming from overseas noted a condition not uncommon here but rare to them. Investigations suggest the habit of feeding raw chicken may […]

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