Police dog Buckley meets our Red Dog

December 4, 2014

Red Dog friend

Police Dog Buckley takes some time out to meet the other famous dog of the Pilbara – Red Dog....

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VETERINARY ULTRASOUND SERVICES in the PILBARA

October 30, 2014

My name is Natalie Rouillard, and in association with the Pets and Vets Group, I will be offering small animal veterinary ultrasound services in the Pilbara, from the Karratha Veterinary Hospital, as of February 2015. I have a special interest and experience in ultrasonography and diagnostic imaging and have passed the membership examinations of the...

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Vaccinations

October 28, 2014

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Vaccinations are the single most important thing you can do for your pet to ensure their ultimate health. Due to the large number of unvaccinated stray and wandering dogs and cats, if your pet is unvaccinated or under-vaccinated, they are at risk of contracting some very contagious diseases. Click here to read about vaccinating for...

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Hercules Update

October 28, 2014

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Hercules is doing well and is improving every day. The black skin is actually dead skin and will continue to slowly dry up and come away from the fresh new skin growing underneath over the next few weeks. We assist in this process by cutting away flaps of dead skin and keeping the wounds moist...

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Heat Stress

October 27, 2014

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Heatstroke (heat-stress or hyperpyrexia) is an emergency situation. Pets become heat stressed when confined in overheated enclosure such as cars with windows up, over-exercising in the heat of the day, locking pets in pens with no shade, or leaving them in a trailer can all resulted in death from heat-stress. Symptoms of heat stress are:...

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Pilbara Storms

October 27, 2014

The storms are here in the Pilbara. Eliminating pet anxiety and phobia of loud noises will take time and a planned approach. It is not easy but a combination of desensitisation, distraction, providing a comforting environment and medication where needed, should be able to reduce your animal’s anxiety and keep your pet safe. We cannot...

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Wildlife Carer Course

October 27, 2014

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In October the Tom Price Vet Clinic was very excited to organise and help run a wildlife carer course. We had a great turn out with 25 people coming down to hear Rose from the Pilbara Wildlife Carers Association speak on how to care for joeys and birds. Participants were able to get hands on...

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Itchy Skin

September 30, 2014

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Does your pet exhibit any of the following symptoms? Itching Red /sore ears Greasy skin Hair loss A bad skin odour If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, then your pet could have allergies. People often suffer from hay fever and allergies during the warmer months, but did you know...

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In-house Pathology

September 4, 2014

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This is our in-house lab equipment. We have machines to run haematology, biochemistry, and electrolytes. We also have a microscope so that we can look at blood smears, ear swabs, skin scrapes or urine samples. All this equipment can help us make a quick and accurate diagnosis. And while we still send blood away for...

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