Where Is The Nearest Vet Open Late?

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 four veterinary hospitals open 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Adelaide*. 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.

Walkerville Vet is open 8am to 6:30pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm Saturdays. Read more

Help! My Rabbit Won’t Eat

At A Glance (Details Below)

Emergency Care

What To Do If A Rabbit Isn’t Eating

  1. Provide a variety of quality fresh grass hays and leafy greens
  2. Avoid processed foods, fruits, grains, sugars or lucerne hay
  3. If the appetite does not improve within 12 hours, or if the rabbit is quieter than usual please see a vet ASAP

 

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K5 Rabbit Calicivirus

UPDATE JULY 2017:   There is more evidence that the current Cylap vaccine is effective. A further study (reference below) has demonstrated 100% protection in a small group of rabbits experimentally exposed to K5 virus.

In early March 2017, the new K5 strain of calicivirus is planned to be released at 600 sites across Australia and 45 in South Australia. Here’s what pet rabbit owners need to know. Read more

Update On The Rabbit Calicivirus Outbreak

Update 2017: What rabbit owners need to know about the planned release of the K5 calicivirus strain

To those who love rabbits it’s been a tough week.

One week ago we were notified that the new strain of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus called RHDV2 had reached South Australia and was causing deaths around Adelaide.

We posted an alert on our Facebook page, and only then did the true horror of what was happening become clear. Read more

What To Do Before Your Pet Has Surgery

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. Read more

Can A Pet Be For Christmas AND For Life?

So, you asked your kids or partner what they want for Christmas and they said: “a puppy”.  That’s awkward.

You want them to be happy but you know you shouldn’t give pets for Christmas. Maybe you even want a pet yourself. What do you do?

The answer to this moral choice is: “it’s complicated”. I’m not going to say it’s always a bad idea (later I’ll discuss how you can give pets ethically). First, though, there are some important issues with the giving of pets. Read more

How Vets Use Vaccines To Protect Your Pet

  1. Two weeks ago I told you about the diseases of dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets that we use vaccines to prevent.
  2. Last week I covered vaccine reactions, vaccinating safely and alternatives to vaccination like titre testing.
  3. In this third week I’ll tell you about the changes to vaccination schedules for your pet.
  4. In the final post I’ll you which vaccinations pets need every year
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What do pet vaccines actually do?

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.

  1. This week I’ll tell you about the diseases of dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets that we use vaccines to prevent.
  2. Next week I’ll cover titre testing, vaccine reactions and vaccinating safely.
  3. In the third week I’ll tell you about the changes to vaccination schedules for your pet.
  4. Finally (phew), I’ll discuss which vaccines pets need every year, every two years or three years.

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