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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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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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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Noise,Thunder, Firework Fear in Pets.

A Guide to Assist in the Management of Noise Fears. 1) Den: Prepare a den for the dog before the expected event. Research shows that animals tend to run away from danger. You need to provide an area within your property boundaries that can attract the pet to seek it out rather than try to madly […]

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HomeAlone Pet Double-sided Alert Card Free to reprint

Click here; HomeAlone Pet Cards with copyright We are happy for you to download and use this card for your own personal or pet group use. We do not mind if you alter the details on the back of the card to reflect your pet’s own needs, but we ask that you leave the front image […]

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Please, Please, Do Not Feed Your Neighbour’s Pets without their knowledge and consent.

Our own gentle, sweet 18-year-old Siamese had two close episodes of terrible vomiting and diarrhoea, all caused by visitors to a rental cottage throwing their scraps over our fence. We only realised that source when we found the lamb bones stuck in a potted plant by the fence! We were less than impressed, especially as […]

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Pretty Poisons in the Yard Series: Lillies.

Lily Intoxication in Cats Faculty of Veterinary Science and the PostGraduate Foundation in Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006 Joanna White and Richard Malik   By Jody Braddock, Lilies are becoming especially popular as a gift in the Sydney area, and the flowers that are sold are exceedingly toxic to cats. The key to […]

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Pretty Poisons in the Yard Series:”Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”(Y.T.T.),Brunfelsia

OPAL Score:2 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Toxicity (YTT)/ Brunfelsia                                                                                              With the popularity of lifestyle shows featuring garden make-overs, we have begun to see a new type of poisoning case in 2005. The symptoms of this plant can mimic anything from snail bait to strychnine poisoning. Whereas fewer and fewer cases of snail bait and […]

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Home alone pet update

We are progressing with the campaign to alert the wider public about the crisis facing our pets when their sole owner falls ill. The Centre for Veterinary Education (CVE) Sydney University is publishing the article in full in their online newsletter and in their journal ‘Control and Therapy’. This will quickly alert the wider veterinary profession […]

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