Police dog Buckley meets our Red Dog

December 4, 2014

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

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Christmas Pet Care

November 28, 2014

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Santa Clause is about to make his deliveries and we are delivering a warning message to all dog owners – KEEP ALL CHOCOLATE OUT OF PAW’S REACH! Cats are less likely to be interested in sweet treats but you should be aware that dogs might seek out EVERY morsel of chocolate! There is a derivative...

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Pet of the Month – Mrs Peel

November 28, 2014

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This is Mrs. Peel, who presented to Lockyer Avenue Vet Hospital with a history of gagging and coughing. Mrs. Peel spends most of her time indoors, however one week earlier she had ventured outside and eaten some grass. She returned inside 30 minutes later showing symptoms of gagging and coughing. We gave her a general...

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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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Puppy Classes

October 27, 2014

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Did you know that we run Puppy Classes at our Victoria Park Vet Clinic? 8-16 weeks of age is the optimal age for your puppy to learn. Socialisation is so important during this time as they absorb so much. We discuss all stages of your puppy’s life including health care (such as vaccinations, worming and...

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‘Lucky’ Nowland

October 27, 2014

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Lucky, a 7-month-old Border Collie X Kelpie, was brought into us because his owners suspected he had recently eaten some Nurofen tablets. It turned out that he had in fact eaten one aspirin tablet and 11 Nurofen tablets. Ibuprofen can be highly toxic to dogs and cats and must not be given to dogs or...

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Responsible Fishing

October 27, 2014

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We commonly see animals in strife as they pick up fishhooks or worse still, ingest bait with fish hooks still attached. In these situations we need to operate on the pet to remove the fishhook from the stomach or intestines. Wildlife, particularly seabirds, are often found in a terrible state as they get entangled in fishing...

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Pet of the Month – Bonney

October 27, 2014

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Our pet of the month is Bonney. Bonney is the cutest bundle of white fluff who had an altercation with a car and not only survived, but managed not to break any bones! Both Bonney’s front legs suffered extensive trauma to the skin and muscles but miraculously the injuries did not affect her bones. She...

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