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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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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Pet of the Month – Bootsie

October 27, 2014

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Last week at South Hedland Veterinary Hospital an old pooch by the name of Bootsie was rushed to our hospital, having collapsed at home. Apparently her Dad, Colin, came home after work to find Bootsie lying outside in the front yard. Bootsie is a 16yr old Staffy, lovingly owned by Colin Valente. She is a lovely natured...

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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

Bonney

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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