In-House Testing Improved

September 4, 2014

Idexx Blood Machine

  Karratha Veterinary Hospital’s capacity for in-house testing has been vastly improved with the recent addition of a Catalyst blood machine, to its existing IDEXX blood-testing suite. In addition to the general biochemistry and electrolyte testing previously performed in-house, the staff members at Karratha Vets are now able to monitor- Phenobarbital levels, allowing for epilepsy...

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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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Tucker Time

September 4, 2014

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Did you know we now stock Tucker Time? Tucker Time is a complete diet for your pets made from fresh natural ingredients. It provides a healthier alternative to feeding the dog with rolls that are available at the supermarket. Tucker Time Rolls are kept in the fridge in the back so if you’re after some...

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Under The Microscope

September 4, 2014

Anna Curtis TP Vet

Anna Curtis – Vet Manager Tom Price Vet Clinic In 2003 Dr Anna moved to Australia from America and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences before studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney. After graduating in 2008, she moved to Queensland to work at a mixed small animal & equine practice. Last...

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RSPCA Cup Cake Day

September 4, 2014

Newman Cupcake Day

Monday the 18th of August was the annual RSPCA Cupcake Day and of course the Pets & Vets Group jumped on board to help support this great cause. We had lots of yummy cupcakes on display and for sale ranging from rocky road, to chocolate cupcakes, with salted caramel and even pup cakes – we...

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Obesity Facts

September 4, 2014

Obesity Picture

Dogs are more likely to encounter weight control problems than cats. Animals at greater risk are female, older, poorly exercised, “only” pets (i.e. single pet households). Obesity is associated with medical problems such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, liver disease & increased surgical risk. The overweight pet has a shorter life span & poorer...

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Nutrition with Hill’s Weight Loss Food

September 4, 2014

Hills Pet Nutrition is introducing an exciting new product for weight loss. Just like the human epidemic, almost 50% of our pet population is overweight. Even a little extra weight can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease. A pet’s quality of life and relationship with its family is also impacted because the...

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Exercise With Your Pet

September 4, 2014

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Exercise with your cat Try spending about 10-15 minutes a few times each day engaging your cat in some form of activity. Young cats & kittens will usually take the initiative in engaging you in play, or they will find their own entertainment. Keep the fun novel for your cat by using items you already...

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Kimba needs a new home!

August 4, 2014

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Kimba came to us as a stray, but the details on her microchip were of her old owners from a few years ago. Sadly the Australian Animal Registry did not have her new family’s contact details and they never came forward looking for her. We are now hoping to adopt Kimba out to a new...

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Sasha is Pet of the Month

August 4, 2014

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Sasha is a 5 year old Samoyed who has recently been seeing Dr Erin for ongoing skin problems. We organised for Sasha to be seen by Dr Sharon Bryden, a specialist veterinary dermatologist. Dr Sharon performed multiple biopsies and diagnosed Sasha with a rare auto-immune condition called Pemphigus Folliaceous. Sasha has been through intensive immune...

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