Picture this: it’s 4 o’clock on a Saturday, we’re about to close for the weekend, and a caring local resident brings in a dog they’ve just found wandering the street. We get out the scanner, all set to read the microchip and reunite a dog with his family.
Aargh! We can’t find the owners.
Continue reading “The Problem With Microchips”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care
How To Get Rid Of Fleas
Use modern flea killers recommended by vets and pet stores
Remove fleas from the house and especially pet sleeping areas
Keep dogs and cats on good flea control to prevent new infestations
Before you have an emergency, it’s good to know which after hours vet is closest and how you will get there in a hurry.
There are We created this clickable map by comparing travel times to each one from various locations. Please use it to get directions to your nearest vet when your regular vet is closed. four veterinary hospitals open 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Adelaide*.
Walkerville Vet is open 8am to 6:30pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm Saturdays.
Continue reading “Find An Emergency Vet Open Late”
Does your dog need an operation? Want to know what to do when your cat has surgery? How do you prepare rabbits or rodents for an anaesthetic?
When the time comes, here’s our guide to how to get your dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, rat or mouse ready for surgery. There’s also a guide to what to do for dogs and cats . after surgery Continue reading “What To Do Before Your Pet Has Surgery”
Those who know us know how much we enjoy chatting about your pets. What you may not know is how useful it can be.
Here are two examples from one week last month. Just two of many.
Continue reading “Why chatting is a vet’s job too”
We’re so busy we often don’t talk enough about the vaccines we give your pet. Which leaves many of you wonderful people in the dark as to exactly what we are up to. Your trust is greatly appreciated.
This week I’ll tell you about the diseases of dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets that we use vaccines to prevent.
Next week I’ll cover titre testing, vaccine reactions and vaccinating safely.
In the third week I’ll tell you about the changes to vaccination schedules for your pet. Finally (phew), I’ll discuss
which vaccines pets need every year, every two years or three years.
Continue reading “What do pet vaccines actually do?”
I’ve seen two new patients this week that made me mad. Not because of anything the owners or patients said, but
the advice they received.
Gus, a patient with heart disease, one week after his cruciate ligament surgery
“He’s too old to have an anaesthetic. It’s too dangerous.”
Continue reading “Dog and cat anaesthetic safety”